J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  1999 Sep;38(5):956-965.

Psychiatric Symptoms Manifested in Patients with Psychogenic Dizziness

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate psychiatric symptoms in patients with psychogenic dizziness and compare these findings with those of patients with central and peripheral dizziness.
METHODS
A total of 62 patients with dizziness was the subject of investigation, and patients were classified into 32 with central type, 16 with peripheral type, and 14 with psychogenic type. Korean standardized Beck Depression Inventory(K-BDI) State and Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI) and Korean standardized edition of Symptom Checklist 90 Revised(SCL-90-R)were used for the assessment. Statistically, Pearson's chi-square test and one-way ANOVA with Scheffe's test were used with SPSS/PC for windows 6.0.
RESULTS
The results were as follows: 1)The proportion of psychogenic dizziness was 22.6% of the total subjects.2)Total scores of K-BDI were not significantly different among the 3 groups. 3)Total scores of state anxiety and trait anxiety were not significantly different among the 3 groups. 4)In SCL-90-R, psychogenic dizziness group showed significantly higher score of phobic anxiety only(p<0.01)than central dizziness group. And others were not significantly different among the 3 groups. 5)In additional somatic symptoms, pain score was not different among the 3 groups, but gastrointestinal and sexual symptoms scores of central and peripheral dizziness group were significantly higher than those of psychogenic dizziness group(p<0.01)
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that psychiatric symptoms in patients with psychogenic dizziness are not different from those of patients with central or peripheral dizziness. Therefore, the more direct and intensive treatment may be necessary regardless of the type of dizziness.

Keyword

Psychogenic dizziness; Central type; Peripheral type; Psychiatric symptoms; Somatic symptoms
Full Text Links
  • JKNA
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr