Anxiety and depressive disorders in elderly with chronic dizziness of vestibular origin

Anxiety and depressive disorders in elderly with chronic dizziness of vestibular origin

Alternative title Transtornos ansiosos e depressivos em pacientes idosos com tontura crônica de origem vestibular
Author Piza Peluso, Erica Toledo Google Scholar
Quintana, Maria Ines Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gananca, Fernando Freitas Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: Dizziness is one of the most prevalent symptoms in the elderly. Anxiety and depression are common in dizzy adult patients, but there is scarce information about comor-. bidity between vestibular disturbances and psychiatric disorders in the aged. Objective: To assess the prevalence of anxiety and depression disorders in elderly with chronic dizziness of vestibular origin. Methods: Transversal study that used the Brazilian version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview 2.1 to assess anxiety and depressive disorders in elderly patients (>60 years old) with chronic dizziness. Results: Most of the 44 patients included in the study were female (88.6%) with a mean age of 71 years (+/- 7.5), 68.1% had experienced dizziness for 1 year or more. The most prevalent diagnosis was benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (52.3%). The prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder and specific phobias during life were 29.5% and 22.7%, respectively, and, in the last 12 months, 18.2% and 15.9%. There was no patient with panic disorder, agoraphobia or social phobia. The prevalence of depressive disorder during life was 45.4%, and, in the last 12 months, were 11.3%. Conclusion: Aged patients with chronic dizziness had high prevalence of some mental disorders. (C) 2015 Associacao Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cervico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Keywords Elderly
Anxiety
Depression
Dizziness
Idoso
Ansiedade
Depressão
Tontura
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology. Sao Paulo, v. 82, n. 2, p. 209-214, 2016.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extent 209-214
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2015.04.015
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000374809800014
SciELO ID S1808-86942016000200209 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57836

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