Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease : About

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a form of brain damage that causes a rapid decrease of mental function and movement. Alternative names include transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, vCJD, CJD and Jacob-Creutzfeldt disease.


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is marked by rapid mental deterioration, usually within the span of a few months. Initial signs and symptoms of CJD typically include:

  • Personality changes 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired thinking
  • Impaired muscle coordination
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Speech impairment