Huntington's Disease Research Paper

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The onset of Huntington's disease leads to a person's functional abilities to gradually worsen over time. This rate of progression varies. The time from onset to death is a range from ten to thirty years, with juvenile onset usually resulting in death within ten years. Along with this the depression associated with the disease increases the risk of suicide. Research suggests the greater risk of suicide occurs before a diagnosis is made and in the middle stages of the disease when a person has begun to lose independence. A person with the disease will eventually require help with every day activities. Soon, he or she will be bed ridden and while being able to acknowledge language, friends, and family, they may not be able to speak. Common causes

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