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  • Huntington’s disease is a neurological (nervous system) condition caused by the inheritance of an altered gene.
  • Symptoms often don’t appear until the person is in their thirties or forties and not all people with Huntington's disease experience the same symptoms.
  • Behavioural problems are thought to be caused by a combination of events, including damage to the brain as the disease progresses and the understandable frustration and depression that people feel when challenged by chronic illness.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014