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Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is none: what to do?

Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is noneTinnitus, a common symptom, is defined as the perception of noise in the absence of an acoustic stimulus outside of the body. In 2011, British newspapers reported that a rock fan committed suicide to relieve tinnitus that he had for 3 months after a supergroup's gig. Tinnitus is characterized as perception of sound where there is none. The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine published a review on Tinnitus: Patients do not have to ‘just live with it’ and Tinnitus relief: Suggestions for patients.From NHS YouTube channel:Causes of tinnitus- idiopathic- sensorineural hearing loss is the most common identified cause- otologic, vascular, neoplastic, neurologic, pharmacologic, dental, and psychological factorsMore serious causes, such as Meniere disease or vestibular schwannoma, can be excluded during the evaluation. Tinnitus is a common medical symptom that can be debilitating. Risk factors include:- hearing loss- ototoxic medication- head injury- depression At presentation, the possibilities of otological disease, anxiety, and depression should be considered. DiagnosisAlmost all patients with tinnitus should undergo audiometry with tympanometry, and some patients require neuroimaging or assessment of vestibular function with electronystagmography. No effective drug treatments are available. Surgical intervention for any otological pathology associated with tinnitus might be effective for that condition, but the tinni...
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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Santangelo OE, Provenzano S, Firenze A Abstract AIM: The university student is vulnerable to the adverse effects of many stress factors that can lead to depressive symptoms, anxiety and alcohol abuse, causing an increase in the burden of illness in young people. The aim of the study was to measure depressive symptoms, anxiety levels, and harmful alcohol consumption within the student population of the University of Palermo. METHODS: An online questionnaire was sent by e-mail to the 8500 students enrolled in the (ERSU) Regional Office for the Right to University Study's mailing list in Palermo. It was e...
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
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Authors: Mittal D, Chekuri L, Lu L, Fortney JC Abstract Objective: To examine demographic, economic, and clinical correlates of depression treatment outcomes in a rural low-income population served by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Method: The current study utilized data collected during a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (N = 364) that was conducted at 9 FQHC clinics between November 2007 and June 2009. Participants were randomly assigned to either telemedicine-based collaborative care or practice-based collaborative care. Depression severity was measured at baseline and at 12-month follo...
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Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
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