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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 59 (2017) 6, 372 - 375

Case report

Delayed diagnosis of Huntington’s disease in a psychiatric setting

L.M. Tak, B. Sizoo, B.M. AAN de Stegge, S. Adema, E. van Duijn, B. Kremer

Huntington’s disease (hd) is characterised by a triad of neuropsychiatric symptoms, motor disturbances and cognitive decline. If initial symptoms are of neuropsychiatric nature they maybe misinterpreted, which can lead to delayed diagnosis. Three examples of delayed hd diagnosis in a psychiatric setting are discussed.

keywords behavioral disorders, Huntington’s disease, psychiatry