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Essential Tremor : the Facts.

Author: Mark Plumb; Peter Bain
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2006.
Series: Facts (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essential Tremor is the most common movement disorder in the world, and affects between 4 and 40 people per 1000 of the population amongst all ethnic groups. Characterised by shaking hands, this disorder can affect the head, voice and legs, and is often made worse by physical and emotional stress. Essential Tremor: The Facts provides a comprehensive guide to understanding this disorder and minimising its impact upon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Plumb, Mark.
Essential Tremor : The Facts.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Plumb; Peter Bain
ISBN: 9780191607325 0191607320
OCLC Number: 778339706
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Foreword by Professor Leslie J Findley; Foreword by Mark Hallett, M.D.; Acknowledgements; 1 What is essential tremor?; The history of essential tremor; The clinical definition of 'classical essential tremor'; Essential tremor and emotional stress; Essential tremor and physiological stress; Ageing--essential tremor as a progressive disease, but is it a neurodegenerative disorder?; Other symptoms in essential tremor; Conclusion; 2 Living and coping with essential tremor; Severity; Response to medication; Diet--coffee and alcohol; Anxiety. Raising awareness in societyRepetitive training of the voluntary muscles; 3 The diagnosis of essential tremor; Diagnosis as a process of elimination; Essential tremor versus Parkinson's disease--a differential diagnosis; Assessing tremor severity in essential tremor; 4 The treatment of essential tremor; Nerve cells--what are they?; The medications used to treat essential tremor; Naturally occurring chemicals; Stereotactic brain surgery--thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation; 5 Who gets essential tremor?; The prevalence of essential tremor in the general population; Essential tremor in families. Genetic testing in essential tremor6 Possible causes of essential tremor; Essential tremor as a neurological disorder of the central nervous system; Muscle contraction; The thalamus and the control of voluntary movement; The neural network and the control of voluntary movement; Essential tremor may be a deficit of inhibitory (GABA) neurotransmitter; Conclusions; 7 The future: what are the prospects of a cure for essential tremor?; Gene therapy; Stem cells; Stem cell therapy in neurodegenerative disorders; Gene and stem cell therapy in essential tremor; 8 Glossary; 9 Resources for patients. Organizations for patientsWE MOVE; Text books; Accessing the scientific literature; Devices to help people with essential tremor; 10 Selected bibliography; General; Anxiety; Other symptoms in essential tremor; The brain in essential tremor; Genetics; Treatment; Deep brain stimulation in essential tremor; Alcohol and essential tremor; Living and coping with essential tremor; The essential tremor mouse; Index.
Series Title: Facts (Oxford, England)

Abstract:

Essential Tremor is the most common movement disorder in the world, and affects between 4 and 40 people per 1000 of the population amongst all ethnic groups. Characterised by shaking hands, this disorder can affect the head, voice and legs, and is often made worse by physical and emotional stress. Essential Tremor: The Facts provides a comprehensive guide to understanding this disorder and minimising its impact upon the lives of sufferers, their friends and families. It begins with a close look at what essential tremor is and how it should be diagnosed, as well as details on who gets the disorde.

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