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The Clinical Takeaway: What is Huntington’s disease and the GP’s role

The Clinical Takeaway: What is Huntington’s disease and the GP’s role


In this episode:


– Patients presenting with involuntary movements across joints with a positive family history of Huntington’s Disease require early referral to a Huntington’s Disease Clinic and those with no family history to a movement disorder neurologist
– Issues of genetic testing will be dealt with by the specialists however GPs will need to support the patient in their discussion with siblings and children
– Assess regularly for falls, choking and risk of self-harm
– It is important to manage the common psychological issues of anxiety, irritability, and depression
– The use of alcohol and benzodiazepines can cause disinhibition and result in impulsive serious self-harm




Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator


Total time: 37 mins


Guest: Dr Florence Chang, Neurologist


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Huntingtons – NSW and ACT

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