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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Parkinson disease

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Paralysis agitans
  • Shaking palsy
  • Primary parkinsonism
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Living With

Medical Resources

  • The National Parkinson Foundation has Discussion Forums where questions about Parkinson disease are answered by experts.
  • The National Parkinson Foundation can help you search for a health care professional, center, chapter, or support group in your area.
  • The Parkinson’s Information Service (PINS) is a national helpline supported by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Call toll-free1-800-457-6676 Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm Eastern Time.

Genetics Resources

Financial Resources

  • Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN Foundation) has Assistance Programs for those with health insurance who reside in the United States. The disease fund status can change over time, so you may need to check back if funds are not currently available. 
  • The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.
  • The Assistance Fund provides various services, including education and financial aid, to help patients with a chronic or serious illness cover the cost of FDA-approved medications. Patients must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Paralysis agitans
  • Shaking palsy
  • Primary parkinsonism
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.