Previously termed “psychogenic vertigo”, “psychophysical vertigo” and “psycho-physiological dizziness syndrome”, persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD) ranks among top causes of chronic dizziness.

It is often triggered by the the development of another vestibular disorder, stress or major medical illnesses. The symptoms are usually present every day, but may fluctuate in severity over time. There are other accompanying features, such as head fullness, tinnitus, headache, nausea, tiredness, visual blurring and tingling.

Treatment for PPPD can only follow acurate diagnose from a specialist in the field, and may include medication, physical therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy.


Patient information on dizziness and balance disorders: Prof Tim Hain: Dizziness, Balance and Hearing Disorders