The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Tinnitus Patients Suffering from Anxiety and Depression: A Review

Author(s): Kasra Ziai, Omid Moshtaghi, Hossein Mahboubi, Hamid R Djalilian

Objectives: To review literature on the link between depression and anxiety in patients suffering from tinnitus. Method: A systematic review of published English-language literature was performed using PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases. Results: Of the 56 eligible abstracts 15 were chosen to be included in the review. All articles showed an association of depression and anxiety in tinnitus patients. Conclusions: Because of the strong association between tinnitus, depression, and anxiety- all tinnitus patients should be screened for psychiatric disorders. Treatment for these complex conditions should involve a multidisciplinary team with cognitive behavioral therapy and possible pharmacological therapy.

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