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How is Huntington's disease treated?

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For now, treating Huntington's involves managing symptoms:

Medications, Speech or language therapy, occupational or physical therapy, and assistive devices can all help. Nutritional support and exercise can improve things, too.

Just as important is getting support for any changes in your emotions and how you think. Depression often responds well to standard treatments. And basic strategies like breaking tasks into simpler steps may go a long way .

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

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