Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's disease in a Malaysian family.

C. N. Chin, K. H. S'ng, G. Philip, Rosdinom Razali, A. Wahidah

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A 32-year-old Chinese lady presented to the Psychiatric Clinic with a history of change in personality for 2 years and abnormal movements for a year. After thorough investigations and observation a diagnosis of Huntington's Disease was made. Her elder brother was traced and found to have Huntington's Disease as well. He had a long standing history of antisocial behaviour and substance abuse long before the onset of the choreiform movements. Her younger brother also has choreiform movements for the last 2 years and had recent change in personality. Their mother also had abnormal movements and was recorded to be depressed and attempted suicide. The maternal grandfather had a mental illness and was warded at a mental institution till his death in 1942. Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's Disease in this Malaysian family is prominent and preceded the characteristic movements in the present generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

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Psychiatry
Chorea
Dyskinesias
Personality
Siblings
Mothers
Attempted Suicide
Psychiatric Hospitals
Substance-Related Disorders
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Chin, C. N., S'ng, K. H., Philip, G., Razali, R., & Wahidah, A. (1996). Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's disease in a Malaysian family. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 51(1), 153-156.

Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's disease in a Malaysian family. / Chin, C. N.; S'ng, K. H.; Philip, G.; Razali, Rosdinom; Wahidah, A.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 51, No. 1, 03.1996, p. 153-156.

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Chin, CN, S'ng, KH, Philip, G, Razali, R & Wahidah, A 1996, 'Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's disease in a Malaysian family.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 153-156.
Chin, C. N. ; S'ng, K. H. ; Philip, G. ; Razali, Rosdinom ; Wahidah, A. / Psychiatric presentation of Huntington's disease in a Malaysian family. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1996 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 153-156.
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