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Psykiatriske symptomer hos patienter med Huntingtons sygdom

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Rasmus Nejst Jensen1, Tom Bolwig1 & Sven Asger Sørensen2

1) Psykiatrisk Afdeling, Rigshospitalet 2) Institut for Cellulær og Molekylær Medicin, Panuminstituttet, Københavns Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V07160499

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Psychiatric symptoms in patients with Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by a triad of symptoms: motor, cognitive and psychiatric. Psychiatric symptoms occur prior to the motor symptoms in approximately 50% of the cases, and knowledge of the psychiatric symptoms is essential in making an early diagnosis. In this article, we argue that further knowledge of the genetic background of Huntington’s disease may contribute to a better understanding of the polygenetic psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.

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