|Name||Huntington's Disease (HD)|
|Related to/Also known as||Huntington's Chorea (HC)|
An hereditary, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system, which causes emotional, intellectual and movement problems. The course of Huntington's is characterised by involuntary movement of the limbs, trunk, and face, progressive loss of mental abilities, and the development of psychiatric problems.
Huntington's Disease usually appears in middle age (30-50 years), but can develop in younger and older people.
|Types||Juvenile HD refers to anyone who develops symptoms of the disease before the age of 20. Those affected often experience more muscle rigidity than when developed in adulthood.|
|Useful national contacts||Huntington's Disease Association
Liverpool Science Park
Innovation Centre 1
131 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5TF
Tel. 0151 331 5444
Find your local branch:
Scottish Huntington's Association
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|Online resources||Huntington's disease (NHS Choices)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.