Research Studies: Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor MRI Study

Essential Tremor (ET) is the most common tremor disorder, currently affecting an estimated 2.9 million Americans.  The most common symptoms are tremors occurring during movement that involve the hands and head.  While ET is more common in older adults, many individuals develop their first symptoms in adolescence or early adulthood.  Both the causes of ET and the mechanisms of treatment response are poorly understood.  The Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab is conducting an NIH-sponsored study to understand both the causes of ET and how various treatments work.  Up to 50 individuals with ET will be enrolled in this study and will receive a complete clinical evaluation and research MRIs.  Unaffected individuals are also needed to serve as controls and will undergo similar testing at no cost.  See the flyer.  For more information please contact Lissette Moreno at 858-822-1399 or