Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare degenerative neurological disorder characterized by loss of balance and impaired walking; loss of control of voluntary eye movement, especially in the downward direction; abnormal muscle tone (rigidity); speech difficulties (dysarthria); and problems related to swallowing and eating (dysphagia). Affected individuals frequently experience personality changes and cognitive impairment. Symptoms typically begin in one's 60s, but can start as early as the 40s. The exact cause of progressive supranuclear palsy is unknown. PSP is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or other neurodegenerative disorders.
WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
204 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
CurePSP: Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Executive Plaza III
11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP Europe) Association
167 Watling Street West
Northamptonshire, Intl NN12 6BX
Tel: 01327 322410
Fax: 01327 322412
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
1501 NW 9th Ave/Bob Hope Road
Miami, FL 33136-1494
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
350 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
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