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

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 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 34-year-old member asked:

What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
It depends: Progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) can present with a variety of symptoms. Although there is not a cure, symptomatic medication treatments and therapies are important parts of a treatment regimen. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa/levodopa) is helpful for some patients. Physical therapy, occupation therapy, and speech therapy are all important to optimize function and quality of life.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How is progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) diagnosed?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Cannot look up: Similar to but worse prognosis than Parkinson's disease sharing the rigidity and poverty of movements, inability to look up with head kept straight.

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