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How vestibular dysfunction transforms into symptoms of depersonalization and derealization

Depersonalization and Derealization (DPDR) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a sense of unreality and detachment from one’s surroundings, body, emotions, and self. The physical processes vary and include problems with sensory function that alter


Evidence for Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Vestibular Disorders

Summary by Divya Chari, MD, Harvard Medical School & Jeffrey Sharon, MD, UCSF Health Brain Fog Brain fog is a common complaint for those with vestibular disorders. Forgetfulness, inattention, trouble concentrating, and errors in navigation


Inflammation and Vestibular Disorders

Recent headlines about the link between depression and inflammation have gained great public attention.1,2 Past research focused largely on the “chemical imbalance” hypothesis of depression; that is, imbalance of chemicals in the body may negatively


Mal de Débarquement Syndrome Diagnostic Criteria

The Barany Society and the Classification Committee of the Barany Society (CCBS) have created diagnostic criteria for Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) with the goal of creating common terminology for diagnosis and research. These criteria


Dizziness Symptom Profile (DSP)

The DSP is a "smart" case history form to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with dizziness. By Gary P. Jacobson, Ph.D., FASHA One of the most important parts of a vestibular function


Improving the quality of care for patients with neurotology conditions

Five new neurotology quality measures created through a multi-disciplinary collaboration. By Habib Rizk, MD and Anant Shenoy, MD The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS),


MdDS Studies – Participants Needed

This is an out-of-date post that remains published for archival reasons only. The studies mentioned in this post are closed. You can participate in two studies on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome: 1) To develop a


Adults with Rare Disorders Support Study

Oregon State University conducts the largest survey of quality of life among adults with rare diseases. What is the study about? In partnership with the National Organization for Rare Disorders, this will be the first


Mal de Debarquement Survey

This report is the first study to investigate quality of life for those suffering with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS). In June 2016, members of MdDS Australia were invited to participate in an anonymous online