Mount Sinai Human Balance Laboratory

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Treatment at Mount Sinai

Since 2014, we provide the first experimental treatment of MdDS, which is successful in approximately 75% of cases who contracted MdDS by motion events, and about 50% of cases who acquired MdDS spontaneously (no apparent motion involved).

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) commonly occurs after sea voyages and is primarily characterized by a sense of rocking, swaying, and bobbing (“sea legs”). Generally, these sensations may only last for a short period of time from minutes to days. However, for some travelers these sensations last a much longer time, from months to years. This is so-called persistent MdDS. If this occurs, the primary symptoms of rocking are usually accompanied by a number of equilibrium, cognitive and psychological dysfunctions, which may severely reduce the quality of life and ability to work.

To make an appointment, please contact our patient’s coordinator, Ms. Erin Oh by phone at (212) 241-6435 or email at erin.oh@mssm.edu (preferred).

 

We are receiving a multiple phone calls from MdDS patients saying that people on social media saying that our treatment is only effective if you have MdDS for longer than 6 months. This is not true. Our published data indicate that treatment is equally effective for MdDS of any duration.

Furthermore, you do not need to have official MdDS diagnoses before coming to our treatment, but you need to complete patient’s Intake Form which we e-mail to you on your request.