Category: Essential Tremor

3 New Genes Identified with Essential Tremor

Perhaps you have heard the expression “genetic vulnerability.” For example, it is often said that individuals with a family history of alcoholism have a genetic vulnerability for this addition. This is supported by scientific studies. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction reports, “Research shows that genes are responsible for about half the risk keep reading

4 New Views of Essential Tremor

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder, with at least 200,000 new U.S. cases annually. While ET is not life-threatening, research has led to four new lines of thinking about ET. 1. A family of diseases Doctors and researchers are backing off from a universal approach to ET. Differences in ET patterns exist, keep reading

Making Music with Essential Tremor

Every person with essential tremor (ET) faces the prospect of progressive impairment. This means that over time, accomplishing daily tasks such as drinking, using eating utensils, zipping or buttoning clothes, doing email, etc. may become embarrassing and extremely challenging. In addition, losing the ability to perform one’s job or professional responsibilities threatens an ET patient’s keep reading
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