Have your parents get you to your family doctor and ask him/her for a referral to a neurologist. Be careful to avoid self-diagnosis, as the shaking could have a number of causes. If you can't get to your family doctor or to a neurologist, ask your school nurse/health care worker for help - medical or otherwise. It is important to check it out ASAP. Though ET isn't totally unheard of for young people, it is more common in the middle-aged or older group. But it could also be a symptom of something else - maybe something treatable.
Rebecca, thanks for the very factual and important answer, but remember that the parents need to be involved, if possible, with a 16-year-old.
Steve, how did you get a study started? I work at a University, but have no idea how to get the AHC to do something with this. If it requires a substantial donation, I can't do it.
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