IETF empowers individuals to regain control of their lives, by providing educational information, treatment options and coping skills.
IETF actively advocates for greater ET awareness and education at every levelófrom health care providers to government officials.
IETF funds scientific research to find more effective treatments and a cure for ET.
IETF has support groups across the globe to provide inspiration and fellowship among those living with ET.
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|What is Essential Tremor? Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, essential tremor (ET) is a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinsonís disease and dystonia. Because of stereotypes and a lack of awareness, many people with ET never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. Learn more about ET. The IETF Mission
The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to treatments and a cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET.Learn more about the IETF.
Where has my button been?
The centerpiece of the IETF logo is the Archimedes Spiral, which - when drawn by a patient - is used as a diagnostic tool for ET. Help raise awareness of ET in your community by wearing our brand new Archimedes Spiral button! Order yours today! Take pictures of where you (and your button) have been, then share them on the IETF's Facebook page or email them to us. Letís see how many different and exotic places we can increase awareness at with these stylish buttons. Learn how to get your very own buttons and how to get involved.
Information is powerful in helping you to understand and accept ET as a part of your life. To learn more about ET and the IETF, request a FREE information packet and sign-up for Tremor Gram, the IETF's monthly electronic newsletter.
Become a member of the IETF and receive Tremor Talk, the IETF's member magazine, published three times a year and featuring a mix of articles addressing all aspects of living with ET. Find coping tips to deal with the challenges of everyday life, check up on the latest ET research, read inspirational profiles of people with ET, learn about medications commonly prescribed to treat ET, and so much more.
Sign up for the free monthly email newsletter Tremor Gram featuring brief articles on tips for living with ET, current news, and announcements. Read past newsletters in the archive.
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