Congratulations to Drs. Michael Okun and Joshua Wong on the publication of “Advances in Treatments of Essential Tremor,” in International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.
Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most common movement disorders worldwide. According to the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Task Force on Tremor, ET is defined as an isolated tremor syndrome of bilateral upper limb action tremor for at least 3 years, with or without tremor in other locations1. ET tends to progress with age and can eventually become functionally disabling for some patients. Current treatment options include pharmacotherapy, neurostimulation (with deep brain stimulation), and ablative therapies (with radiofrequency, stereotactic radiosurgery, or focused ultrasound) but each has its limitations. Excitingly, new treatment options for ET are emerging. Here we aim to discuss these advances with experts in the field.