Do vestibular loss patients who complain of subjective cognitive impairments actually have objective cognitive impairments? An exploratory study

DiscussionThese preliminary results suggest that even if patients believe that they have reduced cognition caused by their vestibular deficits, it remains challenging to demonstrate the effects using simple (standard) objective cognitive measures. We discuss the mismatch in results in terms of cognitive specificity, complexity and compensation. We propose that the objective measures may more likely show effects if combined with a dual task, or by performing complex imagery tasks, adding strain to cognitive resources.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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Purpose of review To present evidence of a functional interrelation between the vestibular and the anxiety systems based on a complex reciprocally organized network. The review focuses on the differential effects of various vestibular disorders, on psychiatric comorbidity, and on anxiety related to vertigo. Recent findings Episodic vertigo syndromes such as vestibular migraine, vestibular paroxysmia, and Menière's disease are associated with a significant increase of psychiatric comorbidity, in particular anxiety/phobic disorders and depression. Chronic unilateral and bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) do not exhib...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: NEURO-OTOLOGY: Edited by Marianne Dieterich Source Type: research
Conclusion: Vestibular dysfunction is common after combined blunt and blast mTBI and singularly predictive of poor long-term mental health. From a treatment perspective, vestibular rehabilitation may provide relief from postconcussive symptoms other than dizziness and imbalance.
Source: The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Tags: TBI in the Military 2020 Source Type: research
DiscussionOur planned systematic review will provide informative evaluations of existing treatments for management of Meniere ’s disease. The findings will inform practitioners as to the relative benefits and harms of the existing competing interventions for MD, offer optimal clinical treatment strategies, identify evidence gaps, and determine promising therapies for evaluation in future trials.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019119129
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: A vestibular rehabilitation program started early after confirmed vestibular neuritis diagnosis in addition to standard care reduces the perception of dizziness and improves functions of daily life more effectively than standard care alone.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research
You're reading The Mind and Body Connection; How Posture Affects Your Mood, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We all have heard the phrase, Mind, Body, and Soul, but very few people understand how they all work together. Most people believe the phrase "I can achieve anything I put my mind to". In some cases this is true, however, when it comes to physical well-being and posture, the body plays a huge role in how we feel. The body sends messages known as "somatic markers" through neurotra...
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Conclusion: cTBS over either the occipital cortex or cerebellar vermis is effective in reducing the oscillating vertigo of MdDS acutely and may confer long-term benefits. Sustained improvement requires more frequent treatments.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: MEDICAL NEUROTOLOGY Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study will provide a high-quality evidence to judge whether methylprednisolone is an effective and safety therapy for patients with PV. Dissemination and ethics: No individual data will be utilized in this study, thus, it does not need ethical approval. The results of this study will be published at peer-reviewed journals. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42019138890.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
ConclusionAlmost six out of ten VS patients had fatigue, significantly higher than the control group. Interest and focus on fatigue in VS patients can improve the patient ’s QoL.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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
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