Clinical Neurosciences Center

Neurology - Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease (HD)

Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the development of emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric abnormalities; loss of previously acquired intellectual or cognitive functioning; and movement abnormalities (motor disturbances). Also known as Huntington's chorea, the disorder is named for the American physician who initially described the condition in 1872.

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Support Group

The University of Utah Huntington’s disease support group meets on the second Thursday of every month. Please join us for our next support group meeting. Click here for more details.

Additional Resources:

Huntington's Study Group

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)

Huntington's Disease Society of America

Clinical Trials