Expert Video - What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and how is it diagnosed?

In this video, expert neurologists describe the variety of motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms that may be associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Common motor symptoms include slowness, stiffness, tremor, slightly stooped posture, and masking of facial expression. Common non-motor symptoms include constipation, change in sense of smell, sleep problems, and others. Non-motor symptoms can begin years before motor symptoms set in. Doctors diagnose PD based on a patient’s medical history and physical examination.

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