Essential Tremor Directory
Essential tremor is a disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking in different parts of the body such as the hands, head, tongue, and more. Causes are not known but may involve abnormal brain activity that passes through the thalamus as well as genetic factors. Treatments include medications or surgery, although there is no cure. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how essential tremor is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Essential Tremor and Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to treat a number of movement disorders, including essential tremor. WebMD tells you more.
Surgery for Essential Tremor
Read about types of surgery for patients with disabling essential tremor.
Essential Tremor and Stress Management
Stress can worsen essential tremor. WebMD explains the warning signs of stress and how to minimize its effects on you.
Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor
Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor (ET) include beta-blockers and epilepsy drugs. Learn more from WebMD about these and other treatments and their side effects.