[Suicide in Huntington's disease: a review]

Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Mar 18;5(195):646-8.
[Article in French]


This paper aims at providing a selective review of the major issues and findings concerning suicide in Huntington's disease. Most of the authors found a four times higher suicidal occurrence in Huntington patients than in the general population. No specific individual risk factor was found except the lack of offspring and psychological support. This paper emphasizes the need of appropriate psychiatric cares for Huntington patients in order to prevent, as much as possible, their suicidal behaviors.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Huntington Disease / psychology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Suicide*