Timothy C. Hain, MD of Chicago Dizziness and Hearing•Most recent update:
July 29, 2022
See also: Questionnaires for dizziness.•PPPD calculator•Vestibular migraine (VM) calculator. •Meniere's calculator
This calculator attempts to determine whether or not an individual has symptoms that might meet the criteria for MdDS, as outlined by Dr. Cha and associates in the 2020 article referenced below. Material in quotes is mainly copied directly from the 2020 article, but some of the quoted material was also taken from a similar 2017 "consensus" paper of Dr. Staab et al, regarding a different chronic dizziness condition (PPPD).
Disclaimer: The content, drawn from the 2020 MdDS "consensus" paper, does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Hain.This page is not a substitute for medical care, and by itself, it does not establish a diagnosis. It is not written for or appropriate for use in legal endeavors. Answers are not stored. If you wish to retain this result, please print or save this page.
Please check the boxes below, and then click "evaluate".
Note that according to the 2020 paper referenced below, in addition to meeting the criteria above, which are listed as items A-D in the paper, there is one additional diagnostic criteria, which is determined by your health care provider:
- E. Symptoms are not better accounted for by another disease or disorder.
This means that disorders like BPPV, migaine, Meniere's, vestibular neuritis, SCD, bilateral vestibular loss, or PPPD should not be also present and be a better explanation than MdDS.
Please see this page for our current treatment recommendations. • We offer consultations regarding MdDS at Chicago Dizziness and Hearing.
- Cha, Y. H., et al. (2020). "Mal de debarquement syndrome diagnostic criteria: Consensus document of the Classification Committee of the Barany Society." J Vestib Res 30(5): 285-293.
- Staab, J. P., et al. (2017). "Diagnostic criteria for persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD): Consensus document of the committee for the Classification of Vestibular Disorders of the Barany Society." J Vestib Res 27(4): 191-208.
- Polly Moyer (Facilitator of the Action for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome UK public fb page Founder of the Familial MdDS fb group) provided a very helpful proof reading of this page.