Progression of Parkinson’s disease is very variable and unpredictable. There are, however, some factors that predict slower overall progression of disease, including younger age of onset of disease (under 40 years old) and a tremor-dominant pattern of disease. Unfortunately, although disease progresses more slowly in patients with young-onset disease, these patients also have increased difficulty with depression, coping and development of complications from medication therapy (i.e., dyskinesias).
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- Q What is Parkinson's disease?
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