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  • Sick in the City: A clinician's perspective

Kane, Josie and Beyts, Johanna, 2018, Journal Article, Sick in the City: A clinician's perspective Emotion, Space and Society, 28. pp. 84-88. ISSN 1755-4586

Abstract or Description:

Vertigo is a symptom caused by many recognised medical conditions, and treatment varies from physiotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, to medication and, in extreme cases, surgery. This paper contributes to the Special Issue ‘Vertigo in the City’, and begins with an Introductory Comment (Author AJosephine Kane), which provides a brief medical definition and description of vertigo, and situates current clinical practice in the historical context of nineteenth century ideas about the impact of the city on mental and physical health. The main body of the paper draws on Author B’sJohanna Beyts’ 30 years of experience in clinical practice, providing a more detailed overview of the symptoms and causes of visual vertigo and discussing the impact of the urban environment on different patient groups, focusing of their experience of vertigo, their emotional response to particular kinds of space, and potential rehabilitation through a programme of desensitization.

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Subjects: Other > Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Architecture > K100 Architecture > K110 Architectural Design Theory
Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K440 Urban studies
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V360 History of Architecture
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V380 History of Science
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2018.03.001
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 11:19
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 15:17
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4280
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