What is stigma and differential diagnosis in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

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Patients with Parkinson’s disease carry a stigma.
‘Parkinson’s disease’, from the moment they are diagnosed.


You may be labelled as such.

Then, you may be


You may also be able to diagnose Parkinson’s disease if you are experiencing reduced mobility.

What is the differential diagnosis?
It is a diagnosis that reasonably identifies the possibility of more than one disease, based on symptoms and test results, in order to diagnose a certain disease.

It is important to mention here that.
Suppose a doctor says, ‘You are hallucinating’ …

Would you accept it as a hallucination?

I would decide that it is not a hallucination and would fight against it.

But the doctor decides it is a hallucination.

‘If it’s a hallucination, it’s because of the dopamine receptor agonist, so reduce it’.

You are instructed to ‘reduce it’.
This is not just a ‘recommendation’, it is a ‘compulsion’.

I fell for this.
I faced many difficulties and stopped thinking…
Nevertheless, I was able to see what doctors diagnose as ‘hallucinations’.

There is a lot of information available now, but here is what I thought might be the cause.

13 scientific ways to motivate yourself and why you might not be motivated

However, for all that this article claims to be ‘scientific’, I don’t think it is scientific.

I may be trying to fight my way out of this by gathering information that suits me.

No, but I would also like to use this as an opportunity to examine and verify the literature in a more objective way.

In other words, I understand that when people feel ridiculed or discriminated against, they have the ability to be motivated to try to get rid of it.

In fact, I think Parkinsonians have a very high level of insight in this regard.

However, on the other hand, this way of thinking poses a challenge to the next attribute.

I would like to ask those who have been judged to have such a mental disorder to

  1. to make sure that their diagnosis is indeed correct.

and at the same time give the message to those who have been diagnosed with such a mental disorder that

  1. please allow us to impose another stigma on people with such illnesses.

This is the true nature of the dilemma.




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