TY - CHAP A1 - Paul Lingor A2 - Jan Liman A3 - Kai Kallenberg A4 - Carsten-Oliver Sahlmann A5 - Mathias Bähr ED1 - Abdul Qayyum Rana Y1 - 2011-09-22 PY - 2011 T1 - Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease N2 - Parkinson's disease is diagnosed by history and physical examination and there are no laboratory investigations available to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Confirmation of diagnosis of Parkinson's disease thus remains a difficulty. This book brings forth an update of most recent developments made in terms of biomarkers and various imaging techniques with potential use for diagnosing Parkinson's disease. A detailed discussion about the differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease also follows as Parkinson's disease may be difficult to differentiate from other mimicking conditions at times. As Parkinson's disease affects many systems of human body, a multimodality treatment of this condition is necessary to improve the quality of life of patients. This book provides detailed information on the currently available variety of treatments for Parkinson's disease including pharmacotherapy, physical therapy and surgical treatments of Parkinson's disease. Postoperative care of patients of Parkinson's disease has also been discussed in an organized manner in this text. Clinicians dealing with day to day problems caused by Parkinson's disease as well as other healthcare workers can use beneficial treatment outlines provided in this book. BT - Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/18987 DO - 10.5772/18987 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-22 ER -