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The Facts about Essential Tremor
The basic facts about the most common movement disorder, essential tremor (Spanish) (German) (French)


IETF General Brochure
General information about the condition and mission of the IETF (Spanish)


Patient Handbook
Helps patients understand all the different aspects of their condition–from the diagnosis process to treatment options (Spanish)


Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson’s Disease
A simple tool that explains the differences between the two conditions


Common Medications
The most common medications used to treat ET (Spanish) (German) (French)


Coping with Essential Tremor
A list of tips and tricks for everyday living, from IETF members (Spanish) (German)


Children with ET
A guide for parents, teachers and other caring adults


Surgical Options
Learn more about your options and what to ask your doctor


Brain Tissue Donation
A Legacy of Love – Brain tissue donation information


Glossary of Common Essential Tremor Terms
An alphabetical listing of common words, terms and phrases associated with essential tremor

Helpful Articles

The following articles will help you learn more about the different aspects of essential tremor. Get articles like these, along with touching personal stories, coping tips, and more in the IETF’s donor magazine, Tremor Talk.  For inspiring stories about real people living with ET, check out our Coping section.

The Mystery of the Inner Shakes
What we know and don’t know about internal tremor
By Dr. Dietrich Haubenberger

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Wrapping Your Mind Around Head Tremor
By Arif Dalvi MD, MBA

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Straight Talk on Vocal Tremor
By Rosemary A. Lester, M.A., CCC-SLP

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