Subjective versus objective measures of symptom burden in functional tremor and organic tremor

Takeaway

  • Individuals with functional tremor (FT) have objectively detected tremor throughout the day, with a similar subjective symptom burden to those with organic tremor (OT).

Why this matters

    This study conflicts with a previously published study, indicating that FT is not primarily psychosomatic and should be diagnosed via positive, rather than psychogenic, criteria.