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Overview Huntington’s disease (HD) is a degenerative genetic disorder that typically begins in early to middle adulthood. There are some HD cases that begin in early childhood and adolescence. Individuals with HD experience a variety of symptoms, including motor, cognitive, and psychiatric disturbances. In the early stages of the disorder, an individual is able to […]

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Symptoms/Etiology Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by motor impairments, such as a resting “pill-rolling” tremor, bradykinesia and cogwheel rigidity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).  Specifically it involves the dysfunction of the substantia nigra within the basal ganglia and the frontostriatal circuits in the brain (3, 5).  The motor impairments result from cell […]

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