Tremor retrainment as therapeutic strategy in psychogenic (functional) tremor.

  title={Tremor retrainment as therapeutic strategy in psychogenic (functional) tremor.},
  author={Alberto J Espay and Mark J. J. Edwards and Gaia Donata Oggioni and Nicol{\'a}s M Phielipp and Barbra Cox and H{\'e}ctor Gonz{\'a}lez-Usigli and Cara Ann Pecina and Dustin A. Heldman and Jagannath Mishra and Anthony E Lang},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  volume={20 6},
BACKGROUND Entrainment, the change or elimination of tremor as patients perform a voluntary rhythmical movement by the unaffected limb, is a key diagnostic hallmark of psychogenic tremor. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of using entrainment as a bedside therapeutic strategy ('retrainment') in patients with psychogenic tremor. METHODS Ten patients with psychogenic tremor (5 women, mean age, 53.6 ± 12.8 years; mean disease duration 4.3 ± 2.7 years) were asked to participate in a pilot… CONTINUE READING