Management of essential tremor.

Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Elmyra Encarnacion, Robert A. Hauser

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Essential tremor (ET) is the most prevalent tremor syndrome. It commonly affects the hands, head, voice, and other body parts. Appropriate management begins with correct diagnosis. Primidone and propranolol are the first-line medications for the treatment for ET, but several other medications may also provide benefit. In patients with medically refractory tremor, alternative therapies, including surgery or injections of botulinum toxin, may be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Zesiewicz, T. A., Encarnacion, E., & Hauser, R. A. (2002). Management of essential tremor. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 2(4), 324-330.