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Case Reports in Psychiatry - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 742471, 6 pages -

Case Report

Department of Psychiatry, Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, FL 33143, USA

Saba University School of Medicine, Devens, MA 01434, USA

Received 25 June 2015; Revised 2 September 2015; Accepted 3 September 2015

Academic Editor: Erik Jönsson

Copyright © 2015 Samir Alkabie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Psychiatric and behavioral disturbances are common in Huntington’s disease HD and contribute significantly to its morbidity and mortality. We herein present the case of a 43-year-old woman with genetically verified HD, whose deteriorating psychiatric condition necessitated multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations and featured a clinical spectrum of neuropsychiatric disturbances classically associated with HD. This paper reviews the literature concerning Huntington’s psychopathology and provides an illustrative case example of its clinical nature.





Author: Samir Alkabie, Daljinder Singh, Amy Hernandez, and Rhaisa Dumenigo

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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