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How do you cure a PSP?

How do you cure a PSP?

There are currently no medications that treat PSP specifically, but some people in the early stages of the condition may benefit from taking levodopa, amantadine or other medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Are there any medications that can help PSP?

Is there a cure for progressive supranuclear palsy?

Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures. There’s currently no cure for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and no treatment to slow it down, but there are lots of things that can be done to help manage the symptoms.

What does progressive supranuclear palsy ( PSP ) mean?

PSP is progressive, meaning that it gets worse over time. The disease affects the part of the brain above the nuclei (“supranuclear”), which are pea-sized structures in the part of the nervous system that controls eye movements.

How is electroconvulsive therapy used to treat PSP?

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may ameliorate motor symptoms in some patients with PSP. However, long hospitalizations and significant adverse effects (eg, confusion) limit the usefulness of ECT.

Which is the best treatment for PSP patients?

Due to the rapidly progressing nature of PSP, early diagnosis and referral, with timely intervention, offers the best hope of effective care for PSP patients. The investigational study drug is an antibody which sticks to toxic tau and helps remove it from the space between the cells of the brain.

How does progressive supranuclear palsy ( PSP ) work?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative disease. In brain cells affected by PSP, there is an abnormal accumulation of a protein called tau. Tau protein forms “tangles” in the brain cells. It can spread outside the affected brain cell in the form of extracellular (eTau) or “toxic tau”.

Is there a cure for PSP or CBD?

CurePSP is currently in partnership with AbbVie, Biogen, and UCB. Any revenue CurePSP generates from working with pharmaceutical companies goes towards our programs of support, awareness, and funding independent research to find a cure for PSP, CBD, and related diseases. The AbbVie and Biogen clinical trials have completed their recruitment.

How is the diagnosis of PSP disease made?

One of the main challenges with diagnosis is that the symptoms resemble other neurodegenerative conditions – such as Parkinson’s disease – so diagnosis of PSP is typically made only after ruling out other possible causes, resulting in substantial delay to obtain an accurate diagnosis.