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Registered: 08-04-2001
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 10:32am

Here is a condition that apparently can be easily misdiagnosed as a mental illness. The patient can be withdrawn, seeming semi-catatonic, hearing things, and having panic attacks. They may be senitive to positions, feeling like they are on a boat. The symptoms can be mild or severe, and they are not all the same in everyone. Some patients may develop hearing loss which can also be mistaken for mental illness.

The problem is actually Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD)

And, you can read more about it here: Hearing Things. Disengaged. Panic Attacks. Mental? Or Medical Illness?

www. It's Not Mental .com