Psychosis in Huntington´s Disease. a rare and Under-Investigated Psychiatric Manifestation

Maria João Gonçalves, Carla Ferreira, Rodrigo Saraiva, Carolina Sereijo, Lígia Castanheira, Elsa Fernandes, Rita Amaro, Tiago Mendes, Leonor Correia Guedes, Manuela Abreu, Inês Chendo

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Introduction: Psychotic symptoms are among the least prevalent and under-investigated psychiatric manifestations (PM) of Huntington's disease (HD). Case report: We herein report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented PM with a predominance of negative symptoms, without any significant abnormal movement. HD was diagnosed based on positive DNA analysis and family history. HD imposes longitudinal follow-up through a multidisciplinary approach in order to improve the quality of life and prognosis. Conclusion: This case report highlights the importance of comprehending the PM in the initial presentation of HD so that the diagnosis is not delayed until the onset of motor symptoms.


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Huntington's disease; Psychosis Psychiatric Manifestation; Negative Symptoms

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12662/2317-3076jhbs.v9i1.3686.p1-3.2021

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