Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonism can be very similar in a number of respects, such as stiffness, inertia, or tremors. Parkinson's and atypical parkinsonisms are however very different in their manifestation with different causes, other clinical presentation, and other changes in the brain. Compared to atypical parkinsonism, the progression of Parkinson's disease is slower, its symptoms generally respond better to the medication, and many complications (such as falls) can occur later in the disease.


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