There is no “one way” to diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, there are various symptoms and diagnostic tests used in combination. In this section, you will learn how PD is diagnosed as well as the various Parkinsonism syndromes that often mimic the symptoms of PD.

If you have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's, there are several resources available to help you:

  • First Connect My Page is an online tool that provides tailored information written by people with Parkinson's offering practical advice based on their personal experience.
  • NPF's 1-800-4PD-INFO Helpline is staffed by specialists with backgrounds in nursing and social work ready to answer your questions about Parkinson's.
  • NPF's Discussion Corner is an online forum where you can ask questions, connect with Parkinson's patients and caregivers, and make friends within the community.
Want to Learn More?

Read this "Parkinson Report" article:
First Connect My Page for the Newly Diagnosed

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