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    How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?

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    Dr Nicholas Bradfield

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist

    Dr Bradfield is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in private practice and in the public health system in Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience conducting neuropsychological … View Profile

    Parkinson's disease is diagnosed by clinical examination by a physician, usually a neurologist.  They will look at your movements includinig walking, tremor, stiffness and speed of movements. 

    The physician may order various investigations such as brain scans to rule out other causes. 

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    myself it was by MRI, and a good neurologist that knows movement disorders

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