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Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Disease Issues (Part 1)

Published Online: November 21st 2012

People with neurological diseases, such as Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons 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.


People with neurological diseases, such as Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons 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, Dr. Karen Anderson, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, describes the psychological aspects of these conditions as well as the treatment options available to patients. Dr. Anderson also provides information about Huntingtons disease—its cause, treatments and genetic testing for the disease.

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