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Essential Tremor and Other Tremors 

Essential Tremor and Other Tremors
Essential Tremor and Other Tremors

Steffen Paschen

and Günther Deuschl

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date: 21 October 2021

Tremor is one of the most frequent movement disorders, with the majority of subjects suffering from either essential tremor or enhanced physiological tremor. However, patients presenting to the movement disorder specialist mostly suffer from tremor of Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor and a large variety of relatively infrequent tremor syndromes such as dystonic tremor, task-specific tremor, cerebellar tremor, orthostatic tremor, tremor in peripheral neuropathies, Holmes tremor, palatal tremor, and psychogenic tremor. Correct diagnosis is critical for the selection of appropriate treatments. Medical therapy is available for most tremors. Deep brain stimulation is established as treatment for drug-resistant cases for most of these indications.

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