Tinnitus and its relationship with anxiety and depression in the elderly: a systematic review

Conclusion: few studies compared the relationship between the variables among the elderly. A probable association between the variables for both genders has been found, suggesting that the advancing age contributes to the increase of tinnitus severity and its psychological symptoms, affecting the quality of life of these individuals. Further studies are suggested to confirm the association between tinnitus, anxiety and depression in the elderly. Multi-professional work is important for the evaluation and treatment of these people.RESUMO Objetivo: verificar na literatura uma prov ável associação do zumbido com ansiedade e depressão em idosos. Métodos: revisão sistemática, com busca nas bases de dados indexadas (Lilacs, Scielo, Pubmed, Science Direct, The Cochrane Library), de estudos publicados entre 2013 e 2018, em português e inglês, que incluíssem adultos e/ou idosos com idade igual ou maior que 18 anos. Os descritores utilizados foram: “ zumbido ” , “ tinnitus ” , “ depress ão ” , “ depression ” , “ ansiedade ” , “ anxiety ” , “ adulto ” , “ adult ” , “ idosos ” , “ elderly ” , intercalados pelo operador booleano AND. Resultados: foram selecionados 11 estudos e dentre estes, 5 compararam adultos e idosos, enquanto apenas 2 avaliaram esta rela ção somente em idosos. Os...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate VS-related tinnitus with respect to both patients' hearing status and psychological condition. Our results suggest that tinnitus distress strongly affects VS patients' QoL and that its characteristics are similar to primary tinnitus. An intervention for VS-related tinnitus, therefore, should assess to what extent tinnitus bothers patients, and it should reduce any unpleasant emotions that may exacerbate symptoms. This approach should improve their QoL. Introduction Vestibular schwannoma (VS)—or acoustic neuroma—is a be...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Tengfei Qu, Yue Qi, Shukui Yu, Zhengde Du, Wei Wei, Aoling Cai, Jie Wang, Binbin Nie, Ke Liu, Shusheng GongAbstractTinnitus is thought to be triggered by aberrant neural activity in the central auditory pathway and is often accompanied by comorbidities of emotional distress and anxiety, which imply maladaptive functional connectivity to limbic structures, such as the amygdala and hippocampus. Tinnitus patients with normal audiograms can also have accompanying anxiety and depression, clinically. To test the role of functional connectivity between ...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The ISR is a useful tool for measuring psychological comorbidities in patients with chronic tinnitus as well as short-term treatment response. Therapeutic approaches for chronic tinnitus should address stress-related tension, depressive symptomatology and coping strategies such as maladaptive eating behaviours. PMID: 30927015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Authors: Tang D, Li H, Chen L Abstract Tinnitus is one of the most common hearing disorders, with wide-ranging risk factors including age, hearing loss, noise exposure, inflammatory diseases or tumors of the ear, ototoxic drugs, head or cervical vertebra trauma, and psychological disorders (e.g., anxiety and depression). Tinnitus can be a lifelong disorder and will bring about annoyance, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hyperacusis, concentration difficulty, and, in some extreme cases, suicide. Not every tinnitus patient will require medical attention, and the majority often get accustomed to the phantom sound; howev...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study has revealed that, for these samples of study participants, tinnitus has an impact on military Service members that is comparable to how it affects Veterans who have completed their military service within the previous 2.5 years. PMID: 30901434 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Atypical facial neuralgias are a rare condition, that present predominantly in the female population, with an annual incidence of 3-4 cases every 100 000 people. The trigeminal nerve root is mostly affected, and not commonly combined with autonomic symptoms. We are presenting a 59 years old, female patient, with significant medical history for anxiety, depression and autoimmune liver disease, on long term steroid treatment. She suddenly started complaining of severe periodic right facial pain about 15 years ago, after an sneezing episode, described as stabbing in quality and triggered by minor stimulus; also accompanied wi...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Results provide strong support for use of Tele-PTM methodology for persons with bothersome tinnitus, regardless of whether the person also has TBI symptoms. The effect size for Tele-PTM was high for the primary outcome measure, the Tinnitus Functional Index, and all other outcome measures showed significant improvement. Combined with our previous pilot study, the Tele-PTM method is validated for potential nationwide provision of tinnitus services.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The ISR is a useful tool for measuring psychological comorbidities in patients with chronic tinnitus as well as for assessing short-term treatment response. Therapeutic approaches for chronic tinnitus should also consider stress-related tension, depressive symptomatology, and coping strategies such as maladaptive eating behaviors. PMID: 30806717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
AbstractTinnitus is often in comorbidity with anxiety and depression, and several authors have proposed a reduced efficiency of the top-down executive control in its perception. This single-group study describes a novel application of the metacognitive therapy (MCT), which works on a top-down engagement of proactive attentional control mechanisms on a group of patients with tinnitus, to see its impact on the perception of tinnitus and its anxiety and depression correlates. Eight metacognitive therapy group-sessions were proposed to a group of nine patients, as part of a regional project conducted at the University General ...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Abstract Tinnitus may cause anxiety, depression, insomnia, which impair the quality of life of millions worldwide. However, the mechanism of tinnitus remains to be understood, it has been previously hypothesized that the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is involved in the tinnitus processes and blockade of the NMDA receptor is regarded as a therapeutic strategy for tinnitus treatment even if the rescue treatment is still proved invalid in some cases. To demonstrate the therapeutic effect of the NMDA receptor blocker on tinnitus, we examined here the spontaneous firing rate (SFR) and the neurochem...
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
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