Huntingtons and Parkinsons Disease Issues 1 of 2
People with neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, may also experience cognitive and emotional symptoms, including anxiety, depression and memory deficits. Those symptoms can be as challenging for patients and their families as the physical symptoms. In this interview with Ellen Beth Levitt, a neuropsychiatrist describes the psychological aspects of these conditions, available treatments, and also provides information about Huntington's disease, its cause, treatments and genetic testing for the disease.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- Huntington's disease
- Genetics of Huntington's
- Genetic testing
- Brain proteins
- Family counseling
- Huntington's life expectancy
- Physical symptoms of Huntington's
- Cognitive/emotional symptoms of Huntington's
- Medications including Xenazine
- Huntington's research
- Nutritional supplements: CoEnzyme Q/Creatine
Dr. Karen Anderson, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who cares for patients at the University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Anderson is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: July 18, 2013