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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 CurePSP (Date last accessed 21 Nov 2019)


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National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke   (Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Mayo Clinic

(Date last accessed 26 Oct 2016)

Cure PSP  (Date last accessed 21 Nov 2019)


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