Parkinson's Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

11. Can other diseases resemble Parkinson's?

Yes, a number of disorders can cause symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's-like symptoms that result from other causes are sometimes said to have parkinsonism. While these disorders initially may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease, certain medical tests may help to distinguish them from the disease. Parkinson's disease is usually much more responsive to medications than the other causes of parkinsonism.

Learn more about other diseases and conditions that resemble Parkinson’s.