Animation - Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

This animation describes how doctors diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD) by completing a medical history and a physical exam to assess signs and symptoms. It also explains the symptoms of PD, imaging tests, how often you should see your doctor, and the outlook for life with PD.

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Animation - Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
1. Animation - Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
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Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Prime Medic Inc., in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Acorda Therapeutics Inc.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Prime Medic Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.