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Early cognitive deficits in Swedish gene carriers of Huntington's disease.

Robins-Wahlin, T.B; Lundin, Anders; Dear, Keith


The primary focus of this study was to examine whether there is early neuropsychological impairment in presymptomatic Huntington's disease (HD). A broad neuropsychological assessment battery was administered to 24 asymptomatic gene carriers (HD+) and 31 noncarriers (HD-). The gene carriers revealed inferior cognitive functioning as compared with the noncarriers in memory and executive functions. When the gene carriers were assigned to 2 groups based on predicted years to onset (with 15 and over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Neuropsychology
DOI: 10.1037/0894-4105.21.1.31


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