The biological basis of MdDS is real. Studies have given us an understanding of basis of MdDS, and guided the development of different forms of non-invasive brain stimulation therapies. – Yoon-Hee Cha, MD

Effective research requires teamwork. Research into the biological basis of MdDS has advanced rapidly in the last 10 years through the collaborative efforts of scientists, engineers, clinicians, funding organizations, and not least of all, people affected by MdDS. It would be difficult to find any other disorder in the same time period that has been […]

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine, VOR Readaptation

The following update is provided by Mingjia Dai, PhD., Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Oct. 30, 2014 — Since the publication on the study of the treatment for patients with MdDS, we have further explored VOR Readaptation for patients with classic MdDS (17 patients), spontaneous MdDS (no clear cause, 9 patients) and “MdDS” from head trauma (2 patients). […]

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Press Release: $150,000 Donation to Fund Vital Research

Donation to Fund Vital Research into Mal de Debarquement Syndrome Shannondell, PA – November 20, 2013 – The MdDS Balance Disorder Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a $150,000 donation from Ellen Kaye to fund vital research into the cause of and a cure for Mal de Débarquement Syndrome. This donation, along with funds […]

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LIBR Study Recruitment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Laureate Institute for Brain Research Study Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Mal de Débarquement Syndrome A Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) research study is investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS), a balance disorder characterized by chronic rocking dizziness which usually follows prolonged exposure to […]

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LIBR Study Recruitment: Cranial Electrical Stimulation

Laureate Institute for Brain Research Study Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Mal de Débarquement Syndrome A LIBR research study is investigating the use of Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) for the treatment of Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS), a disorder characterized by chronic rocking dizziness which usually follows prolonged exposure to passive motion such as on a […]

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Clinical Capsule Report: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Otology & Neurotology. 2012 Nov 29. [ABSTRACT]  Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. Cha YH, Cui Y, Baloh RW, Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California., U.S.A. OBJECTIVE: Mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is a chronic disorder of imbalance characterized by a feeling of rocking and swaying. The disorder starts after prolonged exposure […]

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Study on Treatment of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

NEW STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT: Have you been experiencing persistent rocking sensation and diagnosed with Mal de Debarquement (MdDS)? If the answer is YES, you may be eligible to participate in a study of MdDS. The goal of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of a behavioral treatment of MdDS. Your postural stability and personal feelings […]

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NIH Grant Awarded for Research Study

MdDS Clinical Research Study Yoon-Hee Cha, MD, has been awarded a three year grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical studies on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS). Beginning January 2010, Dr. Cha will receive funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), a NIH institute that supports research […]

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