The rare progressive condition often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease – key differences

“Unfortunately, due to the rareness of PSP, the healthcare professionals really struggled to diagnose what was wrong. Eventually, following multiple investigations, they discharged dad, saying there wasn’t anymore they could do to help.”

It was not until Bradley’s dad and his mum moved to Devon that doctors started to suspect he had PSP, but his diagnosis was not fully confirmed until he had sadly passed away.

When diagnosing PRP, there is no singular test. The diagnosis is instead based on the pattern of your symptoms.

As Bradley touched upon, the diagnosis must be made or confirmed by a consultant with expertise in PSP. This will usually be a neurologist (a specialist in conditions affecting the brain and nerves).

In addition there is currently no cure for the condition, but treatment aims to relieve symptoms and ensure that individuals with PSP have the best possible quality of life.

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