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Is the decrease in dopamine due to Parkinson's a cause of loss of feelings?
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology
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In brief: Parkinson feeling
Parkinson's disease causes a loss of facial expressivity, so they may look like they have no feelings.
This is inaccurate. The underlying loss of Dopamine in certain nerve cells does not cause a loss of feeling. However there may be problems with feelings depending on the person's pre-parkinson emotional makeup. Parkinson's may include depression, mood swings, and hallucinations.

In brief: Parkinson feeling
Parkinson's disease causes a loss of facial expressivity, so they may look like they have no feelings.
This is inaccurate. The underlying loss of Dopamine in certain nerve cells does not cause a loss of feeling. However there may be problems with feelings depending on the person's pre-parkinson emotional makeup. Parkinson's may include depression, mood swings, and hallucinations.
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