Dizziness anxiety and migraine

Roberto Teggi

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Vertigo and dizziness are common symptoms among patients suffering from anxiety; for a long time, they have been considered mainly a somatoform manifestation. Recent papers on the opposite focused on an increased evidence of a more complex link between dizziness and psychiatric disorders. People after a vestibular loss often show an increased anxiety level and subjects with higher anxiety more often develop chronic dizziness. Moreover, migraineurs often present a higher rate of psychiatric disorders than normal population. In this chapter, recent studies on this argument are reported as well as works focusing on the possibility that the link between vertigo and psychiatric disorders may be related to the overlapping of neural circuits in the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVestibular Migraine and Related Syndromes
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319070223, 9783319070216
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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