Title:
Vertigo and psychological disorders
Authors:
C. Gilain* and A. Englebert**
Institutions:
*ENT department, Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir; **ENT department, Clinique Saint Elisabeth, Namur
Keywords:
Vertigo; psychological disorders; questionnaires
Pages:
49 - 58
Abstract:
Vertigo and psychological disorders. Vertigo may be a symptom of psychiatric illness.Alternatively, vestibu- lar dysfunction or other organic causes of dizziness may trigger psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression or panic attacks. Different mechanisms might account for the link between anxiety and vestibular disorders. The ENT specialist must be aware of this reality to take into account the psychological dimension of vertigo in his diagnosis approach. This may lead to different types of treatment depending of the nature of the disorder. Some questionnaires can be useful in this respect.
Issue:
Suppl. 8, 2008


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Vertigo and psychological disorders