The latest issue of the Swedish magazine Vetenskap & Hälsa (Science & Health) includes an article on HD, about depression and apathy, which is frequent with HD patients. Irritability, depression, anxiety and deteriorated understanding for other people’s expressions of emotions are some of the symptoms of the disease. The hereditary Huntington’s disease entails psychiatric symptoms, often manifest long before other apparent signs of the disease. Åsa Petersén, professor and senior consultant, is conducting research to understand why.
- Follow this link to read the complete article, only available in Swedish. (Opens in a new window.)