Most often confused to be Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSY) is an uncommon brain disorder. Degeneration of brain cells in small areas of the brain leads to dizziness, forgetfulness, stiffness and other mental problems. Common symptoms of PSY are fatigue, dizziness, depression and headaches. The symptoms worsen over time and there is no cure for this condition. In advanced stage of the condition the patient finds it difficult to hold a conversation and remember past events. Doctors use medication to curb symptoms and make the patient feel comfortable.
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY DIAGNOSED?
This disease is also known as the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome.