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Old 21-09-18, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Any Research on HD and dopamine

Hi My wife is now in a specialist centre, and my on has been tested positive so I start again on another 19 years trying to help someone I love, But I have a question that has not come up in any conversations in all the period I have been trying to Help my wife with HD, I will give you a few additional symptoms that he had and My son has now even though no movement dissorders yet only 30,

Easily angered, Aggresive
getting addicted to coffee, alcohol, cigarettes
very competitive, little or no empathy for others
has spending sprees (large ones) and takes unnessasary risks.

I was looking at alcoholism and found an article on how Excess dopamine leeds to addiction to alcohol and cigarettes, and then found all these symptoms listed in the same article associated with excess dopamine, this ties in with some of the movement controlling drugs in HD which are dopamine blockers which prevent the receptors in the brain from being effected by excess dopamine as it also effects movement.

I wonder therefore if anyone has seen dopamine blockers prescribed early in life to help alleviate these symptoms that would make Life for the sufferer and the carer a little easier.

Any feedback appreciated
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