Progressive supranuclear palsy
Dynamic supranuclear paralysis (PSP) is an exceptional brain disorder that influences development, control of walking (gait) and balance, speech, swallowing, vision, mood and behavior, and thinking. The disorder results from deterioration of cells in areas of your brain that control body movement and thinking. The ailment results from harm to nerve cells in the mind. The disorder’s long name indicates that the disease worsens (progressive) and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above nerve cell bunches called called nuclei (supranuclear).
An active method of case ascertainment was used for this study, using the following sources.
Direct referral of cases
All neurologists, `Care of the Elderly' physicians, psychogeriatricians and general physicians in the region were invited to participate and were requested to refer any suspected case of PSP. The patient records were then reviewed.