Clinical Studies

Yoon-Hee Cha, MD (UCLA)
Functional Neuroimaging and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Mal de Debarquement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards a three year grant to conduct clinical studies on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome(grant details).

Brian Clark, MD (Ohio University)
Role of Intracortical Excitability in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome, Research Study at Ohio University, Dec 2010

[Epub ahead of print], Effects of persistent Mal de debarquement syndrome on balance, psychological traits, and motor cortex excitability, Dec 2012

Mingjia Dai, PhD (Mt. Sinai, NY)
Pilot Study on Mal de Debarquement
Aug 2012 — New study announced; study including participants of all ages to be conducted in The Human Balance Laboratory of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. Details available in this PDF.
The study has been completed and findings were published in Frontiers in Neurology, July 2014 (abstract).

The Chronic Illness Research Team conducted three studies from 2010 through 2011.

  1. Factors contributing to memory problems in people with MdDS [see update PDF]
  2. Perceived stigma, illness intrusiveness, illness uncertainty and quality of life in people with MdDS [see update PDF]
  3. A qualitative investigation looking at the lived experience of individuals with MdDS – this involves being interviewed [see update PDF]

The studies have been completed and findings were published in the Journal of Health Psychology, October 2014 (abstract).

ORDR/NIH

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