europsychological and neuropsychiatric aspects of Huntington ’ s Disease

  title={europsychological and neuropsychiatric aspects of Huntington ’ s Disease},
  author={David Craufurd and Julie Snowden},
Huntington's disease (HD) is characterized by a triad of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms. Although the motor symptoms are most immediately evident, there is little doubt that it is the nonmotor symptoms that have greatest impact on patients' daily lives and contribute most to patients' loss of independence. The cognitive changes in HD have traditionally been referred to as a dementia. This is an appropriate descriptor when used purely to denote that changes (1) are progressive and (2… CONTINUE READING