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Original Article
July 1977

Psychological Effects of Symptoms Associated with Labyrinthitis: A Case Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(7):428-430. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780240086014

• The psychological effects of postviral labyrinthitis in a patient who had been undergoing intensive psychotherapy are reported. The mildness of the physiological symptoms was in contrast to the magnitude of the psychological consequences. The general psychological effects of illness on the patient are differentiated from the specific psychological correlates of vertiginous symptoms. The factors that contributed to the psychological effects and the psychological impact of these symptoms are discussed. There is a special potency to the cited effects in patients with specific personality characteristics.

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