Fast Five Quiz: Parkinson's Disease Nonmotor Symptoms

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA


February 25, 2021

Figure 1. MRI of a patient with Parkinson's disease, a condition resulting in a large loss of dopamine in the brain.

Nonmotor symptoms are exceedingly common in Parkinson's disease. Studies suggest that nearly all patients with Parkinson's disease will experience at least one (and usually more) nonmotor symptoms, and that these symptoms convey a significant burden on patients and caretakers alike.

Research suggests that some nonmotor symptoms frequently emerge prior to the appearance of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and often precede the diagnosis of the disease.

Learn more about nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.


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