Join the team! Patient based MdDS research is recruiting.

Send participation inquiries to MdDSResearch@laureateinstitute.org or look up our current trial at https://clinicaltrials.gov/research recruiting. 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 […]

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MdDS Makes You Feel Like You’re Still on the Boat

Land Sickness After Cruise or Boating You’re standing in a small boat tied to a dock, waves moving you back and forth, up and down, and side to side. Now, imagine that you feel this way all the time, even without the boat. You can’t concentrate. Your head hurts. You’ve never felt so fatigued in […]

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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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PLOS ONE Research Article: Metabolic and Functional Connectivity Changes in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

PLOS One has published an article by Yoon-Hee Cha, MD, Metabolic and Functional Connectivity Changes in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. The Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal and the article discusses current research, areas of the brain associated with MdDS, and future exploration needed. Abstract Background Individuals with mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) experience a chronic illusion of self-motion triggered […]

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Foundation Provides a Major Research Award

The MdDS Balance Disorder Foundation is pleased to announce plans to provide a major research award to Yoon-Hee Cha, MD, at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the LIBR promotes multidisciplinary neuroscience investigations among scientists and clinicians. Dr. Cha recently transitioned to the LIBR from her faculty position at the […]

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