Anxiety and panic agarophobia scores in patients with BPPV

Kahraman, S.S. et al. (2017) Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 137(5) pp. 485-489

Objective: Recent studies have shown that people with dizziness report some psychological problems such as panic and agoraphobia and anxiety. The aim of this study was to evaluate anxiety and panic agorophobia levels in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) on initial presentation and at the follow-up visit and compare the scores with the control group.

Conclusion: Patients with BPPV experienced short but intense anxiety and/or panic disorder, especially at the initial visit, but most patients recovered without medication with successful treatment.

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