Signs
 

Postural Tremor

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Tremor that increases with voluntary muscle contraction, but does not increase with target-directed movement.
    • Causes of Postural Tremor

    • Physiologic tremor
    • Essential tremor
    • Metabolic disturbances
    • Drug induced - alcohol, amphetamine, caffeine, beta agonists, lithium, steroids, thyroxine, TCAs, valproate
    • Withdrawal - alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids
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