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 (preferred).


What makes you better????
You are invited to voluntarily participate in a questionnaire about how YOU manage your MdDS symptoms.
Mount Sinai Hospital, Western Sidney University and Antwerp University have teamed up to create the first peer reviewed Patient Information Fact Sheet to help and guide new MdDS patients.
The purpose of the study is to engage MdDS patients (who have received a diagnosis from a health care professional) to share with us what strategies they have been advised or implemented themselves to reduce and manage their MdDS symptoms.
We want to know what makes you feel better.
If you want to participate click:
The time required to complete the survey is on average between 10 to 15 minutes.

For further enquires please email:
Ph.D. candidate V.Mucci

Thank you!