Psychogenic Forms of Vertigo and Dizziness



Somatoform disorders play a causal or contributory role in a large portion of patients presenting with complex forms of dizziness. In the course of their illness, even after several years, about 70% of these patients with complex somatoform dizziness still show symptoms and are more impaired in their professional and daily activities than those with organic forms of dizziness (Furman and Jacob 1997; Yardley and Redfern 2001; Eckhardt-Henn et al. 2003). The most frequent underlying psychiatric disorders are anxiety and depression as well as dissociative somatoform (ICD-10:F45) disorders.


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