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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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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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