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What Does The Term Parkinsonian Mean
Basal ganglia: Parkinson's disease can be idiopathic, or secondary to problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning, carbon disulfide, manganese exposure, repetitive head trauma, certain patterns of strokes, but parkinsonian signs could be a complication of medications, especially major tranquilizers used in psychiatric disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Parkinsons is a movement disorder characterized by specific set of tremors and gait symptoms. Certain diseases and drugs can induce a "parkinsonian syndrome" that can mimic this disease. It is not a personality disorder nor is there a "parkinsonian personality.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is bi polar. he was given latuda for severe depression. he developed parkinsonian disease symptoms and they have not subsided in the 4 week?
EPS: Latuda is an antipsychotic medication that causes extra-pyramidal side-effects or Parkinsonian Syndrome not the disease and these are reversible using Cogentin , Artane , or even Benadryl. The symptoms include mild tremors of the hands, stiff arms and legs similar to Parkinson's Disease and akinesia or "mask facies". Your doctor should be notified and given medication . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Efficacy not tough.: If you have Parkinsonian signs, need to assess whether this is indeed idiopathic Parkinson's disease or a Parkinsonian-plus syndrome such as MSA. Rarely, medication reactions can mimic. Early on, most neurologists would use dopamine agonists to control symptoms, and later start L-DOPA. So, get a consultation and sort this out. ...Read more
My mom is 72 years old. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with dementia. She takes zoloft, cymbalta, a cholesterol pill, nasonex, and aspirin. Does overmedication lead to parkinsonism symptoms?
Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative : Parkinson's disease is associated with a misfolded protein (alpha synuclein) which causes a loss of Dopamine in the basal ganglia. Symptoms include resting tremors, dementia, gait instability, rigidity, masked facies, drooling, trouble swallowing, constipation, pain, immobilization, and eventual severe disability. Deep brain stimulation may help many continue functioning. ...Read more
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