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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

About Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

In this section, you or a loved one can find out more about progressive supranuclear palsy, as well as links to other information. Being informed is an important first step towards becoming an active decision-maker in your care plan.

What Is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)?

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), sometimes called Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is a relatively rare degenerative brain disease. The “supranuclear” and “palsy” part of the name refer to the eye muscle weakness that is characteristic of the disease. PSP affects many ways a person functions, including movement, balance, speech, mood and thinking.

For more information, please visit Parkinson’s Australia http://www.parkinsons.org.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=132637  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Disclaimer

Please note that the information on this website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional. Speak to a healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health, medical condition, symptoms or treatment options.

References

National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/psp/detail_psp.htm   (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/progressive-supranuclear-palsy

(Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Cure PSP

http://www.psp.org  (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

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