Management of essential tremor, including medical and surgical approaches

Julián Benito-León, Elan D. Louis

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Abstract

Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most common neurological disorders among adults. For many years, ET was viewed as a benign monosymptomatic condition, characterized by a kinetic arm tremor, yet over the last 10 years, a growing body of evidence suggests that this disorder is a progressive condition that is heterogeneous. Tremor may have a negative impact on health-related quality of life in some patients. Pharmacotherapy is initiated when the tremor interferes with the patient's ability to perform daily activities or when the tremor becomes embarrassing or affects health-related quality of life. For severe tremor, deep-brain stimulation of the thalamus may improve function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-456
Number of pages8
JournalHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume100
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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