Depression and stages of Huntington's disease.

  title={Depression and stages of Huntington's disease.},
  author={Jane S. Paulsen and Carissa R Nehl and Karin Ferneyhough Hoth and Jason E Kanz and Michelle T Benjamin and Rachel Conybeare and Bradley McDowell and Beth Marie Anderson Turner},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={17 4},
Individuals with manifest Huntington's disease (HD) were interviewed with regard to the presence, frequency, and severity of depression symptoms to better characterize depressed mood across the disease course in HD. Rates of depression were more than twice that found in the general population. One-half reported that they had sought treatment for depression, and more than 10% reported having at least one suicide attempt. The proportion of HD patients endorsing significant depression diminished… CONTINUE READING

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