Videnskab | Nyhed 23/04
Ugeskr Læger 2013;175:
Subjective dizziness is defined as non-vertigo dizziness that persists after exclusion of medical causes. It is seen frequently in patients with anxiety and other stress-related disorders, but also in functional somatic syndromes. Mild and moderate cases do not need specific treatment, but underlying factors may need attention, e.g. anxiety or stress. Treatment of chronic cases should be focused on perpetuating factors such as catastrophising and avoidance behaviour. Cognitive therapy, with or without vestibular rehabilitation, is effective, while evidence for antidepressants is limited.