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Parkinson's Disease

Concern of shaking head.

12/15/1998

Question:

Dear DR. I have a friend who's head shakes as if she is nevous, she says she does'nt feel that nevous. you can sit talking or really be doing anything and her head is shaking, her not even knowing this, She is 40yrs old, What could possibly be going on with her? and what type of Doctor should she see? Thank you very much.

Answer:

A likely cause of these symptoms is essential tremor. A neurologist should be able to make the diagnosis.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati