Parkinson's Disease

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What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial expression.

What is it like to have Parkinson's Disease?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Parkinson's Disease and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Parkinson's patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Parkinson's Disease on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 58
30s 152
40s 586
50s 1,579
60s 2,518
70+ 1,793


Distribution of females vs. males

47% Females
53% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 48
20-29 years 179
30-39 years 610
40-49 years 1,241
50-59 years 1,589
60-69 years 966
70+ years 274

Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Drug-induced Parkinsonism 87
Inherited (genetic) Parkinson's disease 467
Parkinsonism (unknown cause) 1,427
Parkinson's disease 4,682
Vascular Parkinsonism 40
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,662
Not Diagnosed 207

These charts show data from Parkinson's patients who have completed their condition history
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