Dizziness: Vertigo, Disequilibrium and Lightheadedness


Agnes Lindqvist (Editor)
Gjord Nyman (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments

Dizziness is one of the most frequent complaints in a medical office, for both primary and specialized care, and continues to be a challenge to clinical thinking. In the U.S., dizziness is responsible for over 8 million medical visits per year. Its diagnostic investigation is expensive. According to an American study, it may cost up to $2,532. to diagnose, and most of the time it is still inconclusive. Investigators are currently trying to find a controlled and multidisciplinary approach, in order to broadly and directly interfere on the causal and predisposing factors identified. Dizziness is often used as a non-specific term to describe many sensations, including vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium and light-headedness. Dizziness is also used as a more specific term: a feeling of unsteadiness or a mild intoxication or as if the ground is rocking or the affected person has to take side steps to maintain balance. These symptoms often occur in cases where dizziness has a multisensory cause. This new important book gathers information on the different causes of dizziness and the concept of vestibular rehabilitation from around the world in this field.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Commentary: Dizziness: Vertigo, Disequilibrium and Lightheadedness
(Eva Ekvall Hansson, Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö)

Chapter 1. Dizziness: Interfacing Psychiatry and Neuro-otology;pp. 1-33
(Marianna Mazza, Giuseppe Marano, Salvatore Mazza, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, and others)

Chapter 2. Vertigo and Psychiatric Disorders;pp. 35-44
(Teggi R, Caldirola D, Perna GP, Bellodi L, Bussi M, ENT Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. Vertebral Artery Testing in Dizzy Patients: A Review of the Literature and Clinical Considerations;pp. 45-59
(Eric G. Johnson, Loma Linda University, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda California

Chapter 4. Neurological Causes of Dizziness and Vertigo;pp. 61-81
(Luca Errichiello, Pasquale Striano, Angelo Pascarella and Salvatore Striano, Department of Neurological Sciences, Federico II University, Napoli, and others)

Chapter 5. Emotional Stress, Dizziness, and Fainting;pp. 83-99
(Blaine Ditto and Crystal Holly, Department of Psychology, McGill University)^

Chapter 6. Description of a Modified Vestibular Rehabilitation Program;pp. 101-117
(Anne Kari Skøien; Kjersti Wilhelmsen; Alice Kvåle, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College, Bergen Norway,and others)

Chapter 7. Vertigo and Autoimmunity;pp. 119-137
(R.Bovo, A.Berto, A.Ciorba, Martini A, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology – University of Ferrrara- Italy)

Chapter 8. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in Old Age: Our Experience and Review of the Literature;pp. 139-151
(Lea Pollak, Vlastimil Hřeben, Shlomo Flechter,Department of Neurology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, and others)

Chapter 9. Arrhythmogenic Causes of Dizziness;pp. 153-168
(Theodoros Xanthos and Vassiliki Kitsou, Department of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 10. Cognitive Deficits Following Complete Bilateral Loss of Vestibular Function and their Relationship to the Hippocampus;pp. 169-187
(Paul F. Smith, Cynthia L. Darlington, Yiwen Zheng, Dept. Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Chapter 11. Vibratory Induced Nystagmus (vin) in Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence and in Otosclerosis: New Perspectives in the Study of Vestibular Function;pp.189-203
(Leonardo Manzari, Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, “La Sapienza” University – Rome, Italy)

Chapter 12. Relationship between Dizziness and Cerebral Blood Flow in Patients with Chronic Cerebral Ischemia;pp. 205-212
(Nobuhiro Inoue, Mikio Harada, Division of Neurosurgery, Kumamoto Neurosurgical Hospital, Japan)

Chapter 13. Pediatric Vertigo;pp. 213-220
(Eduardo Martin Sanz, Ricardo Sanz Fernandez, Rafael Barona De Guzman, University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid, Spain and others)


Additional information



Publish with Nova Science Publishers

We publish over 800 titles annually by leading researchers from around the world. Submit a Book Proposal Now!