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Is there a parkinsonian personality?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.".

In brief: 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.".
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Risk averse
Some studies have shown that parkinson's patients had certain character traits even years before onset of parkinson's symptoms.
These traits include being industrious, punctual, cautious and risk-averse. These traits have been called "parkinson's personality"). Not sure what that means for the individual who suffers from parkinson's, or for the healthy individual who has these traits.

In brief: Risk averse
Some studies have shown that parkinson's patients had certain character traits even years before onset of parkinson's symptoms.
These traits include being industrious, punctual, cautious and risk-averse. These traits have been called "parkinson's personality"). Not sure what that means for the individual who suffers from parkinson's, or for the healthy individual who has these traits.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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