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Parkinson's Disease


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The third edition incorporates findings from years of intensive research.

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Introduction1. What Is Parkinson's Disease?2. Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?Part II: Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease3. Early Symptoms4. Moderate Parkinson's Disease5. Advanced Parkinson's Disease6. Behavioral Changes and Psychiatric Symptoms7. Young-Onset Parkinson's DiseasePart III: Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease8. How a Diagnosis Is Made9. Types of Parkinsonism10. Diagnosing Other Neurologic ProblemsPart IV: Treatment of Parkinson's Disease11. How the Brain Works and How TreatmentWorks12. Choosing the Correct Medications13. Drug Therapies14. Exercise and Rehabilitation Therapy15. Diet and Complementary/AlternativeTherapies16. Surgical TreatmentsPart V: Other Issues17. Illness, Hospitalization, and Parkinson's Disease18. Parkinson's Disease Research19. Questions and AnswersResourcesIndex

About the Author

William J. Weiner, M.D., was director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center and professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is a professor of neurology, holds the Eugenia Brin Professorship, and is the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease at the University of Maryland. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P., is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center and the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease at Toronto Western Hospital.


The best comprehensive guide on Parkinson's disease I have ever read. If I were suggesting a book for my primary care physician to read on Parkinson's disease, this would be the one. APDA Young Parkinson's Newsletter Patients and their loved ones will find this practical guide the perfect complement to a physician's care. Publishers Weekly

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