Essential tremor in children is generally mild, but some patients may require pharmacological treatment

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Essential tremor is a common, often hereditary, neurological movement disorder characterized by tremor of the limbs, head and voice. Since this disorder is generally mild in children, most paediatric patients with essential tremor will not require pharmacological treatment. Although well designed studies have not investigated the efficacy of pharmacological interventions in paediatric patients with this condition, anecdotal evidence suggests that propranolol may be effective.

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