Date of Degree

6-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Au.D.

Program

Audiology

Advisor

Barbara Weinstein

Subject Categories

Other Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Psychology

Keywords

tinnitus, anxiety, depression, self-report, counseling, medication

Abstract

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine the current literature evidence pertaining to the relationship between tinnitus and psychological and psychiatric comorbidities. Literature was found discussing the prevalence of tinnitus with psychological and psychiatric comorbidities, differences in self-reports, and whether the perception of tinnitus is aided with the use of psychological counseling and psychotropic medications. Relative search strings applied to Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline Complete, and PubMed identified studies to be included in this review. (Will put total amount of studies found once collected). An assessment of all research literature found revealed a high prevalence of individuals with anxiety of depression that were also suffering from severe tinnitus. Limited research was found regarding the differences in self-reports of tinnitus severity in relation to etiology and comorbidity. Further research is needed regarding this area in the future. However, research results did show perceived improvement in the presence of tinnitus when these individuals were treated using counseling and psychotropic medications.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.