Because ET has no celebrity spokesperson and rarely receives media coverage, people living with essential tremor often experience embarrassment and frustration in public venues and social situations. Lack of public awareness of the condition leads people to assume our tremors are caused by anxiety or nervousness, drug withdrawal, alcoholic DT’s, etc. It’s encouraging to see some mention of essential tremor beginning to creep into the media:
- in the June 12, 2014 issue of Fortune Magazine
- in a CNN profile of an actor/musician by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- in Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s June 22,2014 segment on NBC Nightly News
- on the July 3, 2014 episode of ABC’s Black Box
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