psychogenic tremor

psychogenic tremor

usually an intermittent, coarse, irregular tremor limited to a single limb; based on conversion, or merely exacerbated by it in instances of physiologic disorder.
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The term psychogenic tremor is conventionally used to define the disorders arising from an emotional or psychiatric problem in the absence of any anatomical or neurochemical disease (7).
Psychogenic tremors present with various clinical demonstrations in neurological practice.
In this study, we aimed to use mirror therapy for the treatment of psychogenic tremors.
Our patient's manifestations of ataxia were initially ascribed to psychogenic tremor, and coordination disturbances can appear to be semirhythmic in character (as with tremor) as the patient attempts to reach a target in the environment.
Jankovic, "Psychogenic tremor: a video guide to its distinguishing features," Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y), vol.
There are many other causes for tremor, such as physiological tremor, psychogenic tremor, ET, and myoclonus-dystonia.
A psychogenic tremor can occur at rest or during postural or active movement, and often will occur in all 3 situations (Table 2, page 26).
Psychogenic tremor often increases when the limb is examined and reduces upon distraction, and also might be exacerbated with movement of other limbs.
Developing new methods in order to extract features that can help obtaining an early diagnosis of Parkinson tremor or other neurological disease (Essential tremor, Cerebellar tremor, Psychogenic tremor, Wilson's disease) is a real challenge.
Symptoms of CD are usually self-limiting and do not lead to any lasting disability, although patients with psychogenic tremors or seizures, concomitant medical illness, or pending litigation issues generally have a less favorable prognosis [12-14].