HD Information

These are the facts about Huntington’s Disease:


  • HD is an inherited progressive neuropsychiatric disorder.
  • It affects control of movement, cognitive abilities, mood and behavior.
  • The disease can strike at any age, with peak age of onset from 35-45 years of age.
  • Each child of an HD-affected parent has a 50% chance of developing the disease, and men and women are affected equally.
  • Presently, there is no treatment to halt or slow down progression.
  • Complications and progressive disease typically result in death 15-25 years after onset of the motor signs of the disease.
  • Huntington’s Disease takes its toll on families, because of occupational, financial, social and emotional consequences that span generations.

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