Ethanol Response Study

The IETF and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have partnered to bring you this important opportunity to participate in clinical research.

NIH researchers are interested in learning more about the effects of alcohol on hand tremor. Is has been widely noted the alcohol can have a positive effect on tremor, but as of yet, we do not fully understand why. This study will be looking for the answer to that question by investigating changes in the brains of those affected by ET.

You may be eligible for this study if:

  • You have a diagnosis of ET in both hands,
  • You are 21 year old or older,
  • You are able to stay off your tremor medication during the study.

You may not be eligible for this study if:

  • You are pregnant,
  • You have other neurological problems in addition to essential tremor.

This is an outpatient study that involves 1-2 visits, each of which may last up to five (5) hours.  All study related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. This study is open to all those living with essential tremor both in the United States and overseas. Transportation and hotel costs, as well as food stipend, will be provided. International participants will need to provide their own airfare to the center. The study will be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Please contact Gayle McCrossin MSN, RN, CNRN at or 301.443.3471 (TTY: 1.866.411.1010) for further information and to see if you qualify. You can also review the listing and criteria online, Identifier: NCT01200966. Se habala espanol.