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HD in Europe

Europe has been highly significant to the history and study of HD. The greatest frequencies of HD are found in Europe and among populations of European descent. Most scholars believe that European migration was what brought HD alleles into the continents of North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, and the prevalence of HD […]

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HD Spotlight in Asia (Founder and Director of Movement Disorders Center in Thailand)

HD Spotlight in Asia Professor Roongroj Bhidayasiri, M.D. – Founder and Director of Movement Disorders Center in Thailand Short Biography Dr. Bhidayasiri’s major interest is in movement disorders and he also leads many national and international clinical research trials in Parkinson’s disease. Significantly, he leads a Parkinson’s disease registry in Thailand in collaboration with the […]

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HD Spotlight in Asia (Founder of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society in India)

HD Spotlight in Asia Dr. Bhimsen Singhal – Founder of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society in India Short Biography Dr. BhimSen Singhal is the Director of Neurology at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences in Mumbai, India. Although there are existing organizations for neurological illnesses like Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Stroke, Dr. Singhal […]

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HD in Asia

This section of Global HD aims to highlight regions within Asia in which the HD populations have been studied, and where history and significance within the HD context have been demonstrated. The prevalence of HD in the West is estimated at five to ten people per 100,000 people. However, in Asia, the prevalence of HD […]

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HD Spotlight in Asia (Rehabilitation Physician in Thailand)

HD Spotlight in Asia Professor Areerat Suputtitada, M.D. — Leading Rehabilitation Physician in Thailand Short Biography: Dr. Areerat Suputtitada is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, full time working faculty at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, advisor of the editorial board of Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Journal, and an educational board member of Exercise […]

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HD in Africa

Though it has been suggested that the frequency of HD is probably low among people of African origin, documentation remains poor and evidence is inconclusive. From the few known cases, however, it has been hypothesized that the HD mutation in Africa has a separate origin from the mutation in Europe or Japan.

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HD in North America

Living with HD The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is a national organization that works to improve the lives of people with HD and their families. Their website has a wealth of information on how to manage symptoms and live with the disease, with advice on how to find support groups and nursing homes. […]

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Exorcism and Mental Illness Across Different Cultures

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a rare inherited disorder that breaks down nerve cells in the brain over time, affecting the patient’s behavior and movement. In its early stages, HD symptoms can vary among patients. Mood swings are a common early symptom and HD patients may become depressed, irritable, apathetic, or angry. In some cultures, psychological […]

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A Case Study: Pregnancy and HD in India

The family members of the HD patients have to cope with the knowledge that the patient will suffer from mental and physical deterioration while accepting the fact that the HD patients’ children are at risk of getting the disease. The risk of develop­ing HD in an offspring of an affec­ted parent is 50%. One such […]

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La enfermedad de Huntington en Sudamérica

Sudamérica es una región rica en la historia de la Enfermedad de Huntington (EH en español o HD en inglés). Dentro de este continente, la investigación ha sido muy importante y necesaria para descubrir el gen que causa la EH.  Esta investigación se puede atribuir principalmente a que la concentración más grande de las familias […]

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HD in France

An Overview Huntington’s disease (HD) takes a unique form in France. France has a reduced prevalence of 3 to 7 people in 100,000 compared to 10 in 100,000 people in the United States.  Because of the small population in France, less than 2,000 people are diagnosed with HD, which makes a much smaller affected group […]

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HD in Australia

Australia is a part of world where extensive research regarding Huntington’s Disease has been done on a variety of different subtopics. Researchers have been able to draw conclusions about reproduction, age of onset, and the origins of the disease. They have also come to realize that prevalence varies throughout the continent, reaching as high as […]

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HD in South America

Para una versión en Español, haga clic aquí South America is a region rich with the history of Huntington’s disease. Within this continent, important and necessary research for the discovery of the HD gene has taken place. This research can be attributed to the fact that the largest concentration of families in the world affected […]

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