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Treating Parkinson's DiseaseIn the early 1960s, researchers identified a fundamental brain defect that is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease -- a loss of brain cells that produce a chemical (dopamine) that helps direct muscle activity. This discovery pointed to the first successful treatment for Parkinson's disease and suggested ways of devising new and even more effective therapies.
- Medications (see Parkinson's Disease Medications)
- Lifestyle changes and support
- Selegiline (Eldepryl®, Zelapar®, Ensam®)
- An anticholinergic
- A dopamine agonist, such as pramipexole (Mirapex®) or ropinirole (Requip®).