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HDLS brain disorder suprisingly common, says study

“Because the symptoms of HDLS vacillate so widely — everything from behavior and personality changes to seizures and stirring problems — these patients were misdiagnosed as having either schizophrenia, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's

Ex-Liverpool ace Stephen Darby forced to retire aged 29 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

Celtic and Scotland legend Jimmy Johnstone was just 61-years-old when he died in 2006 after battling MND.

The legendary winger had become an active campaigner for stem cell research into the disease after he was diagnosed in 2001.

 

Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen revealed he had the muscle-wasting condition in 2013.

The 41-year-old athlete since lost the ability to perform many basic functions and the disease has also badly affected his speech.

 

Ex-Scotland rugby star Doddie Weir was told he had motor neurone disease just over a year ago.

The former athlete, who made 61 international appearances for the Scotland national team, is just 47.

 

Former professional American football player Steve Gleason revealed he had been diagnosed with the disease.

The sportsman, who became known for his blocked punt in the New Orleans Saints' first home game after Hurricane Katrina, shared his experiences in a documentary Gleason.