Pick Disease (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Pick Disease Symptoms
The frontal lobes of the brain are the source of our rational emotional responses and the way we act in response to the world around us. This region of the brain also controls our use of speech and how we express language in all forms. Because Pick disease mostly affects this region of the brain, it is these thinking functions that are most often abnormal in people with the disease.
The symptoms of Pick disease vary widely from person to person. The symptoms are usually very subtle at first and worsen slowly. The rate of worsening also varies from person to person. The earliest symptoms are usually changes in behavior, mood, or personality. The person may act unlike his or her usual self. The following are common behavioral changes:
Other common symptoms in Pick disease include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
Anna M Barrett, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
Must Read Articles Related to Pick Disease
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Pick Disease:
Pick's Disease - Patient Experience
Was a loved one diagnosed with Pick's Disease? Please describe your experience.
Pick's Disease - Treatment
What treatment was prescribed to help ease the symptoms of you you or your loved one's Pick's disease?
Brain and Nervous System Resources
- Symptoms of a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Breast Cancer Treatment Options
- Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy?