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I have been diagnosed with psp and Id like to learn as much

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I have been diagnosed with psp and I'd like to learn as much as I can about it. Can it lead to Parkinsons?

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progressive supranuclear palsy

here is a good website with lots of asnwers

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/psp/detail_psp.htm

there are several key differences between PSP and parkinsons

PSP
problems with speech more common
eye movements abnormal
tremors rare
Levodopa doesn't work

 

Parkinsons

speech problems less common

eye movement normal

tremors more common

Levodopa works.

 


PSP is a different condition than parkinsons and there is no data suggesting that patients with PSP will progress to parkinsons, even though diagnosis of PSP is often very difficult and often times many patients who have PSP get misdiagnosed as having parkinsons.

read over the link I included

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