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

Vestibular Activity through Mood Phases in Bipolar Disorder

Author(s): Ana Maria Soza

Vestibular disorders are frequent in the general population. The clinical experience suggests that emotional/mood states could have a physiopathologic role on them, however, there is not yet enough scientific evidence. Bipolar disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder that shows cyclic changes of mood between depression, euphoria (mania) and euthymic (normal mood). To document the vestibular activity in different mood states, we registered rotary chair vestibular tests with electronystagmography during different affective phases in a woman and man with bipolar disorder.

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