Spectral analysis of lithium tremor

YALÇIN ÇAKMAKLI G., AYHAN Y., Yazıcı M. K. , Demirci M., Şahin G.

Archives of Neuropsychiatry, vol.58, pp.268-273, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29399/npa.27378
  • Journal Name: Archives of Neuropsychiatry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, Psycinfo, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-273
  • Keywords: Lithium tremor, accelerometry, tremorogram, peak frequency, harmonic components


Introduction: Lithium has proven efficacy in bipolar affective disorder (BAD) but induces tremor as a side effect in a quarter of patients. Lithium tremor (LT) shares some clinical characteristics of essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease tremor (PT), which might cause difficulties in differential diagnosis. Furthermore, current knowledge of LT is lacking detailed electrophysiological characterization. Here, we present detailed spectral attributes of accelerometric tremor recordings as a diagnostic tool for LT.