Title

Fluoxetine for vestibular dysfunction and anxiety: a prospective pilot study.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2005

Abstract

Anxiety states and disorders amplify the symptoms and impairment associated with vestibular dysfunction. Five patients with inner ear vestibular dysfunction and anxiety were prospectively treated with fluoxetine, 20-60 mg/day, and received an extensive battery of assessments at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment. Fluoxetine led to significant or near significant reductions in anxiety measures and in impairment due to dizziness; improvements in clinical balance function and vestibular function were less clear. The data add to the literature suggesting a role for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of dizziness and anxiety.

Publisher

American Psychiatric Press

Publication Title

Psychosomatics

ISSN

0033-3182

Volume

46

Issue

4

First Page

334

Last Page

339

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