Suicidal Attempt in Huntington Disease: A Case Report

Saifuddin TM, Amilin N, Zafri A

Abstract


Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with psychiatric, cognitive, and motor symptoms. Psychiatric symptoms often manifest years before neurologic signs in HD patients. The present of psychiatric symptoms might increase risk of suicide in HD patient. We presented a case of HD who admitted to Psychiatry ward due to suicidal attempt and shows improvement with low dose of Olanzapine.

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Keywords


Huntington disease; Psychosis; Suicide; Olanzapine

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