Types of Parkinsonism
Parkinsonism is a broader term that covers several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and other conditions which have the similar symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, slow movements, stiffness, etc.
Most people with parkinsonism have idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, also known as Parkinson’s. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown.
Vascular parkinsonism affects people with restricted blood supply to the brain. Sometimes people who have had a mild stroke may develop this form of parkinsonism.
Neuroleptic drugs which block the action of the chemical dopamine in the brain, are thought to be one of the cause of drug-induced parkinsonism. Stop taking the certain neuroleptic drugs and most will recover within months and often within days or weeks.