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Interaction of somatoform and vestibular disorders
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  • Published on:
    Interaction of somatoform and vestibular disorders
    • Christoph Best, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Annegret Eckhardt-Henn, Gudrun Diener, Sandra Bense, Peter Breuer, Marianne Dieterich

    Dear Editor,

    In his recent comment on our paper (1) about the interactions between somatoform and vestibular disorders, Staab (2) underlines the importance of an exact differentiation between the various psychogenic/somatoform dizziness disorders into non-organic diagnostic subgroups such as anxiety, depressive and somatoform disorders. We agree. In our study the psychiatric diagnoses were made on the basis of bo...

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    None declared.
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    Somatoform and vestibular disorders

    Dear Editor,

    In their recent paper, Best and colleagues (1) provided evidence to support an emerging hypothesis about how interactions between neurotologic and psychiatric factors may determine the clinical course of chronic dizziness. Investigators since the 1980s have presumed a direct correlation between type and severity of vestibular dysfunction and psychiatric morbidity, which has not been demonstrated...

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