1. Huntington’s Disease: Etiology, Symptoms, and Treatments
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes damage to many areas of the brain, and especially the striatum. Therapists must be able to recognize the common motor, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms of HD throughout all stages of the disease. This chapter provides the therapist advanced knowledge about the etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and medical treatment of clients with HD and how they impact physical therapy care.