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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ETDr. Goodman will be talking about:Anosognosia is the medical term for lack of self awareness of one's own disability or disease symptom. This condition, which is different from denial, occurs in many brain diseases including Huntington's disease (HD). Anosognosia is caused by nerve circuit damage to brain structures that interpret and organize information. Lack of awareness in HD creates problems that can range from refusal of therapy: "I don't need treatment if I'm not ill" to more extreme situations that can be dangerous for HD individuals or others. Families know that dealing with this symptom when it is severe -- is like walking through an emotional minefield, knowing the explosion is likely to come.Visit her website for the article she just posted: http://hddrugworks.org/
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Huntingtons disease
HD Drug Works
Anosognosia
Neurology
The Brain
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