Psychiatric comorbidity in different organic vertigo syndromes.
, Best C
, Bense S
, Breuer P
, Diener G
, Tschan R
, Dieterich M
Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine, Klinikum Stuttgart - Bürgerhospital, Tunzhoferstrasse 14-16, 70191, Stuttgart, Germany. A.Eckhardt@klinikum-stuttgart.de
A high degree of psychiatric disorders has repeatedly been described among patients with organic vertigo syndromes and attributed to vestibular dysfunction. Yet almost no investigations exist which differentiate between various organic vertigo syndromes with regard to psychiatric comorbidity. The following prospective, interdisciplinary study was carried out to explore whether patients with different organic vertigo syndromes exhibit different psychological comorbidities.
PMID: 18338198 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]