Symptoms

The symptoms of each of the four atypical parkinsonisms are reviewed in the “Symptoms” section of the page dedicated to that disorder. Use the links below to connect to “Symptoms”.

Generally, symptoms of these disorders are a combination of parkinsonism (e.g. bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability) and dementia (memory and thinking skills). Sometimes, one category of symptoms (e.g. dementia in MSA) is entirely missing.

DisorderPrimary Symptoms
Lewy Body Dementia
(LBD)
dementia, fluctuating cognition, visual hallucinations, parkinsonismClick here for more info
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)bradykinesia (slow movement), rigidity (stiffness), and postural instabilityClick here for more info
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor, postural instability, gait ataxia (wide, irregular steps), ataxic dysarthria, limb ataxia, nystagmusClick here for more info
Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)Bradykinesia (slow movement), Rigidity (stiffness), and Postural instabilityClick here for more info