Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Huntington's Disease Treatment
No treatments can cure or prevent Huntington's disease, but medications can lessen some symptoms of movement and psychiatric disorders. Combining medications and other treatments, such as physical therapy, can help a person adapt to changes in his or her abilities for a certain amount of time.
Huntington's Disease Treatment in Burlington, VT
Huntington's disease treatment options at Fletcher Allen include:
Therapy for Huntington's Disease
Various forms of therapy may improve your functional abilities, such as:
Medications for Huntington's Disease
The medications your neurologist prescribes may change over the course of the treatment, depending on several factors. For example, drugs to treat some symptoms may result in side effects that worsen other symptoms. Therefore, you and your physician will regularly review and update your treatment plan. Medications to treat Huntington's disease may include:
- Antidepressant Medications
- Movement Disorder Medication
- Antipsychotic Drugs: These medications may suppress violent outbursts, agitation and other symptoms of mood disorders or psychosis. Also, some have the side effect of suppressing movements, which can be helpful in treating chorea (uncontrolled muscle movements).
- Mood-Stabilizing Drugs
- Anti-Seizure Drugs
- Anti-Anxiety Drugs
Find a Fletcher Allen Health Care physician or call 802-847-4590.