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Why do some people get intense trembling and twitching when nervous?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: Adrenaline

When we get nervous, anxious, or even afraid or excited, our bodies release adrenaline.
Depending on how sensitive one is to adrenaline, one can develop trembling and twitching. People with generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder sometimes describe trembling. Also, people with essential tremor can worsen their tremor when anxious or nervous.

In brief: Adrenaline

When we get nervous, anxious, or even afraid or excited, our bodies release adrenaline.
Depending on how sensitive one is to adrenaline, one can develop trembling and twitching. People with generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder sometimes describe trembling. Also, people with essential tremor can worsen their tremor when anxious or nervous.
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