UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



Medline NLM term definition: An illusion of movement, either of the external world revolving around the individual or of the individual revolving in space. Vertigo may be associated with disorders of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebral cortex. Lesions in the temporal and parietal lobes may be associated with FOCAL SEIZURES that may feature vertigo as an ictal manifestation.

Vertigo: information from the NHS website

Vertigo: information from Patient UK website

PubMed Medline search on vertigo

Support Groups

Ménière's Society
Helps people with vertigo, tinnitus and deafness.

Menieres.org  (US site)
Menieres.org was founded to provide a "home" of support for those who are suffering from Meniere's Disease. Their primary goal is to provide a warm home on the web for you to lean a shoulder on, share your tips and experiences with other sufferers.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.