Can paranoia be the first symptom of HD?
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Q. Hello. My husbands father has HD, and my husband does not want to be tested. He is now approaching the age of 40 and have no visible symptoms. However, I think he is showing some paranoia or at least extremely careful behavior concerning electronic devices and fear of being watched somehow.
I know this could have many explanations, but still I wonder..
Could paranoia be the first symptom of HD?
Hope you can help:-)
Anonymous, Young Adult
Thank you for sending in your question to HDYO, I think you have answered your own question in that these symptoms could be a number of things, but yes it also could be a symptom of HD as behavioural changes do happen and can lead to paranoia or hallucinations at times. The only way to find out would be to visit a doctor/neurologist in your area for a check-up.
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