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A 37-year-old member asked:

can you please suggest treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy ( psp)?

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Multidisciplinary: While there is no single effective medication to stop the progression of psp; some short term modest benefit has been shown with bromocriptine for the rigidity, Botox for dystonia and sialorrhea, methylcellulose for dry eyes, and cognitive stimulation/physical exercise for cognitive function and gait and balance training.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
Largely ineffective: Parkinson's meds (eg levodopa) and therapy (physical/ occupational/ speech/ swallow) might help a bit, but their benefits tend to be very limited in psp.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Are there alternative names of progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatric Neurology 18 years experience
YES: The previous name for psp was steele-richardson-olszewski syndrome.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
Neurology 21 years experience
Falls: Usually starts with falls swallowing difficulties are also seen.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can you treat progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not good: Not very much except for supportive care. Doesn't respond well to drugs used for other types of parkinson's.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is progressive supranuclear palsy a demyelinating disease?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
PSP: Progressive supranuclear palsy: the disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). It is central; demyelinating conditions occur in the peripheral nervous system.

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