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Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is diagnosed by clinical examination. Diagnosis of PD describes the ways in which clinical examination, blood tests, neuropsychologic tests, and brain scans are used to identify PD and rule out related disorders like Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Mistaken Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis
There are several movement disorders that mimic key signs and symptoms of PD. it is therefore important that your physician rule out these other disorders. Here is some essential information on disorders that mimic some signs of PD.

Role of Your Neurologist and Members of Your Care Team
Learn the right questions to ask when looking for the best neurologist to work with you.

Other Forms of Parkinsonism
Senior Health explains that there are many forms of Parkinsonism related disorders.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is often mistaken for Parkinson's disease.

What Is the Prognosis?
Parkinson's disease is chronic and progressive disorder.

NINDS Tremor Information Page
Tremor is the most noticeable symptom of Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

A Patient's Guide To Parkinson's Diagnosis
The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be a complex process. This group of articles from a physician and patient perspective assists in its understanding.

Genetics Testing in Parkinson's Disease
Whether or not to undergo genetics testing when faced with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is a very personal decision and this information may provide you with information that will allow you to make an educated choice.

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