Transient improvement of essential tremor during electroconvulsive therapy

Steven A. Kushner, Joan Prudic, Elan D. Louis

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Abstract

We present a patient who demonstrated transient yet significant improvement of essential tremor (ET) during electroconvulsive therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first such report. The improvement lasted during the course of electroconvulsive therapy and was of a similar magnitude to that which she had experienced on a first-line medication for ET. We discuss the potential pathophysiological implications of this observation in light of recent histopathologic findings in patients with ET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Essential tremor
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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