Differential Diagnosis of Hillary Clinton’s Neurological Disorder
Note: This document was created with the assistance of a neuropsychiatrist who must remain anonymous for protection of his person and career. He specializes in movement disorders and dementia.
What is a Differential Diagnosis?
A differential diagnosis is a list of all possible medical causes for a given disorder that are to be ruled in or out. Doctors are trained to consider each patient utilizing this process so we do not miss any likely possibilities. Diagnoses are typically arranged in order of probability, so that the most likely ones are considered first.
As one considers the evidence, it should become clear that the process is not always easy. It must be done carefully, and when done at a distance, as this one is, it is difficult to rule out some possibilities. A direct patient examination would be very helpful.
First Step: Establishing that a neurological disorder exists
Hard Public Evidence
Eyes losing convergence
- July 23
- September 19 & 21
- September 26 (First Debate)
- October 9 (Second Debate)
- October 9 (airplane)
- October 10 (Detroit rally)
- Multiple other episodes
- Early spring, dragged up steps
- August 4, Las Vegas Rally, stopped speech
- September 11, 9/11 Memorial, wooden rigidity
- July 21, Head bobbing incident
- July 28, Democratic National Convention
Softer Evidence (multiple examples)
- Hand postures similar to “striatal hand”
- Pill-rolling tremors
- Head-nodding tremors
- Frequent persistent coughing in the absence of infection
- Hillary Clinton has a Progressive Neurodegenerative Illness. Nothing else can account for the observed signs and increasing frequency of them.
- Since many of the signs cannot arise anywhere else but in the brain, our most likely choices are all Major Movement Disorders.
Second Step: The Differential Diagnoses: (observed HRC signs in italics)
Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Major Motor Signs (which may all be reduced in early phases by good medical therapy)
- Slow movement – seen variably
- Rigidity – seen with freezes
- Resting tremor – “pill-rolling” and “head nodding”
- Postural instability – variable need for extra help to move without falling – both hands on rails, others supporting her
- Cognitive impairment – uncertain since she is hidden much of the time and in debates uses memorized talking points
- Mood disorders – The “What Difference Does It Make Anyway?” episode looks like a PD rage. Otherwise it is very difficult to separate from her well-documented sudden rages.
- Problems Sleeping – no data
- Low blood pressure when standing – Her documented “fainting” episodes could be this or they could be freezes.
- Constipation – no data
- Speech problems – inability to modulate vocal volume normally
- Swallowing disorder – fits with recurrent coughing and possible aspiration pneumonia.
- Loss of vergence – well documented and increasing in frequency – consistent with a form of PD – Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia
- Gross PD-LID
- Balloon drop oculogyric crisis
- Bobble-head episode
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
A Parkinson’s disease-like syndrome, involves falls, progressive dementia, eye movement problems, swallowing difficulties, personality changes, and mood disorders.
This illness would explain the falls, swallowing issues and coughing fits, dystonias (abnormal movement), Parkinsonism symptoms, cataplexy (9/11 rigid posture leading to being tossed in van), eye movements such as square-wave jerks(?) (which mimic one eye simply turning away or towards the other). Vertical movement difficulties are more common than lateral.
Consider the rapid “bobble-head” video, (termed a seizure in media). PSP patients are treated with levodopa, much like Parkinson’s patient, and this rapid bobble-head symptom is classic for a levodopa induced dyskinesia, a known side effects with this treatment.
All of these symptoms would be expected to be made worse by post-concussive syndrome or stroke(s). Against a PSP diagnosis is its relative rarity. It also tends to progress much more quickly than PD.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis is an illness in which the sheaths around neurons (brain cells) deteriorate. Patients have classic “plaques” on MRI scans. MS has all possible neurological symptoms. They are highly variable from patient to patient, and highly variable within the same patient over time, and from moment to moment.
MS would explain cataplexy (collapses), dystonias, cognitive freezes (brain freezing up without speech), eye movement abnormalities (which may be paralytic strabismus, a common MS problem). Certainly these symptoms would be further exacerbated/convoluted by post-concussive syndrome, +/- stroke(s).
MS may be a likely diagnosis because it is the most amenable to aggressive intervention. Such as use of Provigil or other stimulants to give energy, use of Copaxone injections to lessen symptoms, and so on. The patient could be thrown in a van like a sack of garbage and in 2 hours emerge after aggressive treatment and look almost normal.
Against a diagnosis of MS is the consistency of which neurological symptoms Hillary Clinton displays.
Other Diseases (Notably less likely)
- Multiple System Atrophy (Shy-Drager Syndrome)
- Corticobasal Degeneration
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Pick’s Disease
- Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
- Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease
PD and PSP both commonly progress to dementia characterized by difficulty thinking. Depression is common. MS is less predictable since its manifestations frequently change. If Hillary Clinton has any of these, her ability to simply do the job of President is very much in question. And if she is able now, she most likely will not continue to be able for long.
- It is clear from video evidence that Hillary Clinton individual suffers from a PROGRESSIVE NEURODEGENERATIVE ILLNESS.
- This illness is being hidden from the public.
- This individual is receiving around-the-clock management and amelioration of symptoms, and thus maximum medical attention and benefit.
- To allow this individual to pursue elected office with knowledge of this illness is a breach of the Hippocratic Oath.
- To hide this illness endangers the patient and millions worldwide.