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SANTANA, Alanny Nunes de  and  DIAS, Janaina Gaia Ribeiro. Essential tremor and psychological aspects: considerations on associated insufficient studies. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.4, pp. 81-94. ISSN 2177-093X.

Essential tremor is a movement disorder that reaches 5% of the world population, linked to a psychiatric disorder and psychic suffering. The present article aimed to identify the Brazilian scientific production on this tremor, considering the associated psychological aspects. A systematic review of the national literature published between 1993 and 2018 was carried out. The databases consulted were SciELO, MEDLINE, LILACS, and CAPES journals, from the descriptors “Tremor Essential” and “Tremor and Essential”, and translation into English. The analysis with 14 articles identified only two citing the psychological aspects. This type of investigation is pertinent, since the impediment in the accomplishment of movements impacts on the daily activities and socialization. The findings demonstrated the scarcity of national surveys that directly address this relationship, evidencing the need for greater investments in this field of study.

Keywords : psychological aspects; psychiatric disorders; essential tremor.

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