Professor Dr Peter Paul Urban, Head of the Neurology department at the Asklepios Klinik Barmbek.

What is “Parkinson’s syndrome”?

Professor Urban:

“Parkinson’s syndromes” is the umbrella term for the various forms of Parkinson’s disease. The most common type is Morbus Parkinson. Among other things, the onset of a rest tremor (involuntary shaking) on one side of the body and non-motor symptoms such as an impaired sense of smell are typical for Morbus Parkinson. Atypical Parkinson’s syndromes with symptoms such as for example eye movement disorders or the early onset of bladder dysfunction are separate to this.