Huntington's Disease, 1st Edition

  • Clayton Farris Naff
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  • ISBN-10: 0737766034
  • ISBN-13: 9780737766035
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 118 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of Huntington's disease, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding Huntington's - including whether or not it is beneficial to know if one carries the HD gene, the use of monkeys in Huntington's research, and marijuana as a legitimate treatment - are also discussed. The text also contains personal stories of people impacted by Huntington's disease, such as a woman reporting on the repercussions of getting tested and a writer trying to cope with his symptoms while on the job.

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  • Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person
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  • All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.