Diagnostic Criteria

Mal de Débarquement Syndrome Diagnostic Criteria: internationally sanctioned set of criteria for MdDS in the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD), consensus document of the Bárány Society. (PDF)


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Brochures & More

Our professionally designed literature provides the legitimacy some need. English brochures and knowledge cards are free by request to brochures@mddsfoundation.org. Foreign language brochures are available as PDF only.

Brochure: for newly diagnosed patients
English PDF
French PDF
German PDF
Spanish PDF

MdDS Knowledge Card (PDF): quick reference card, designed for busy medical professionals. Give some to your doctor.

Outreach Letter (PDF): help doctors unfamiliar with MdDS learn about the disorder, its ICD Diagnostic Code, and the Diagnostic Criteria for MdDS.

MdDS Merchandise

Find MdDS themed items on Zazzle, the MdDS Foundation’s volunteer-managed online store. Raise awareness with buttons, t-shirts and everyday items including note cards and greeting cards.

Shop Rocking Candles and up to 50% of the shop’s proceeds will be donated to the MdDS Foundation to support research.

Other Resources

American Brain Coalition: a unique collaboration supporting efforts that will lead to improved treatments for all Americans who are affected by brain disorders.

American Brain Foundation “promotes and invests in research across the whole spectrum of brain disease. We believe that when we cure one of these diseases, we will cure many.”

GuideStar: nonprofit data and insights

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): Along with its more than 300 patient organization members, NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.



The MdDS Foundation supports evidence-based research and fact-based findings, and this is a curated list of resources. Following any of the links, you will find valuable information to add to your knowledge base about MdDS. Questions regarding the content of any non-mddsfoundation.org site should be sent to the owner or administrator of that site.

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