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Huntington's chorea is a genetically transmitted disorder. It start showing its symptoms prominently around 35-40 year age. It is an autosomal dominant disorder and is more common in males. In this disease chorea, tic like movements, abnormal jerky movements, behavioral symptoms are seen.
You have been prescribed Sodium Valporate, Lithium
etc medicines. These medicines are mainly to control behavioral symptoms. Yes Tetrabenazine
is good drug for this type of disease. But start taking it with advise of your doctor only. Haloperidol
is also a good option which can control behavioral as well as movement symptoms. So please visit your Psychiatrist
for expert opinion.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD