Alternative Names: Huntington's chorea
Huntington's disease (formerly Huntington's chorea) is a rare, inherited illness named after American neurologist George Huntington. It is often mistakenly labeled as "schizophrenia" because of its progression of mental decline. A chorea is a nervous disorder marked by involuntary movements of the body and face and lack of coordination of the limbs. Even when involuntary movements appear, they may be mistaken for drug side-effects.
Incidence; Contributing Risk Factors
Huntington's disease usually appears in midlife.
Having a family history of Huntington's disease is a significant risk factor.
Signs and Symptoms
Early symptoms can include irritability, eccentricity and psychosis. Further signs include paranoia, obstinacy , indifference, euphoria, and violence. The disorder results in complete mental deterioration.
Treatment and Prevention
Dr. Abram Hoffer claims to have successfully treated two cases with a nutritional regime.