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Families Affected by Huntington's Disease Report Difficulties in Communication, Emotional Involvement, and Problem Solving.

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Summary of "Families Affected by Huntington's Disease Report Difficulties in Communication, Emotional Involvement, and Problem Solving."

Family functioning in Huntington's disease (HD) is known from previous studies to be adversely affected. However, which aspects of family functioning are disrupted is unknown, limiting the empirical basis around which to create supportive interventions.

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Name: Journal of Huntington's disease
ISSN: 1879-6400
Pages: 169-177

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