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Mark Honeyman went from being an only child to having 7 siblings and 37 nieces and nephews. Adopted at birth, he started a search for his birth parents several years ago to learn where his essential tremor came from. That led him on a journey with many twists and turns, and fascinating stories. He says […]
Shaky hands are not a sign of aging. And a shaky head is not a sure sign of Parkinson’s disease. An involuntary shaking of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk can be a sign of essential tremor (ET). ET is one of the most common movement disorders in the world, and the most common […]
Sage 324 is an oral investigational drug which is thought to enhance the activity of GABA receptors in the brain tremor, having the potential to modulate electrical fluctuations and reduce the abnormal movements in essential tremor. Listen to this podcast with Helen Colquhoun , VP of Development with Sage Therapeutics.
By Richard Riehl,Freelance Writer Today I agreed to donate my brain to medical science. (I’ll pause here to allow regular readers of my published opinion pieces to stop laughing.) Twenty-two years ago, after an afternoon of heavy yard work, I reached for a cold beer and sat down to rest. As I brought the bottle […]
Madison Young talks about her initial essential tremor diagnosis and how she has learned to explain her condition to others. She expresses her gratitude to those who support the IETF’s scholarship program. “I love having the support of the community behind me,” she said.
By Dave Sevart, caregiver Forty plus years ago, my then fiancée, Rita, asked if it bothered me that sometimes her hands were shaky. I said, “No,” as I figured that was going to be the “in sickness and in health” part of our wedding vows. Forty years later, the marriage vows should have included “ET […]
By Chloe Hodge Tremor has always been a constant in my life. Just as certain as my name or age, my tremor was something that was part of my identity. Of course, when I was younger, I didn’t understand the complexities behind it. I didn’t understand that I had a medical condition, I just thought […]