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Symptoms

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually develop gradually and are mild at first.

There are many different symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.

But the order in which these develop and their severity is different for each individual. 

It's unlikely that a person with Parkinson's disease would experience all or most of these.

The 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's disease affect physical movement:

These main symptoms are sometimes referred to by doctors as parkinsonism as there can be causes other than Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease can also cause a range of other physical and mental symptoms.

Physical symptoms

Cognitive and psychiatric symptoms

See your GP if you're concerned you may have symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Your GP will ask about your symptoms and your medical history to help them decide whether it's necessary to refer you to a specialist for further tests.

Find out more about diagnosing Parkinson's disease