Clinical Pearls on the Management of Parkinson Disease
February 01, 2007
The ideal medication for Parkinson disease (PD) would reduce disability and halt or slow disease progression without intolerable adverse effects. Although such an agent is not yet available, current treatments offer significant symptom control for most patients. The decision about when to start therapy is highly individual; however, delaying treatment because of fear of adverse effects may not be in the patient's best interest.