Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

Living Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Orthostatic Tremor

  • Anna DePold Hohler
  • Marcus Ponce de Leon
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_471-2



Orthostatic tremor is considered to be a variant of essential tremor. This type of tremor occurs in the legs immediately on standing and is relieved by sitting down. It is usually of high frequency, and no other clinical signs and symptoms are present.


References and Readings

  1. Jankovic, J. (2007). Tremor and Myorhythmia. In S. Fahn & J. Jankovic (Eds.), Principles and practice of movement disorders (pp. 451–479). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Boston University Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.William Beaumont Army Medical CenterEl PasoUSA