Hypomimia is a disorder characterized by turbidity and low changeability of the expression of the face that may involve both reduction of spontaneous facial manifestations that a significant slowdown in reaching voluntary ones.

Hypomimia is typical of those who suffer from depression and is found primarily in patients with Parkinson's disease. In the latter it is more marked and evident that in the first associated hypertonia because of facial muscles, typical of the disease.

Particularly in people with Parkinson's disease the hypomimia is characterized by decreased ability to change the facial expression based on changes in mood, constituting, as well as a movement disorder, a deficit of nonverbal communication.


What kind of diseases can be associated with hypomimia?

The following diseases may be associated with hypomimia:

  • Depression
  • Parkinson's disease

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence


What is the therapy for hypomimia?

Generally the hypomimia is not treated directly, or through a special treatment, but indirectly, or by solving the medical condition which it is based.

The rehabilitation of the hypomimia regards movements of each facial muscle and often photographs can help.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of hypomimia?

In case of hypomimia, it is always good to consult your doctor.