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The HD View with Dr. Karen Anderson

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Tonight our incredible special guest is Karen E. Anderson, MD. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology and the newly appointed Director of the Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center (HDCERC), a joint endeavor of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  As Director, she leads a multidisciplinary team devoted to HD care, the first in the DC Metro area. She previously founded the University of Maryland Huntington's Disease Clinic, and served as its director for 12 years.:

Join us for an amazing discussion about:

Types of behavioral interventions that work

  • talk therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • redirection
  • distraction
  • delaying (e.g. you cannot drive now, maybe in 6 months after we adjust your medications we can talk about this again)

Common medications used to treat behavioral sx

  • Antidepressants
  • Antianxiety
  • Antipsychotics
  • Sleep meds

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