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Hello Dr.

I have a couple of questions about symptoms and how they relate to dopamine. Why is it that in early, untreated Parkinson's the symptoms are intermittent and erratic? Is this related to how dopamine functions in the brain? Also, why does stress tend to make symptoms worse?

Thank you for your time.

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Complex question but it is not always related to dopamine and the brain circuits involved in Parkinson and movement disorders are called basal ganglia---and stress affects this brain system.

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