Dizziness, vertigo, and presyncope: What's the difference?Saccomano, Scott J. PhD, GNP-BC, RNThe Nurse Practitioner: December 10th, 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 12 - p 46–52 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000422206.92550.5b Feature: BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS Buy SDC Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Dizziness is a general term used to express subjective patient complaints related to changes in sensation, movement, perception, or consciousness. There are four types of dizziness: vertigo, disequilibrium, presyncope/syncope, and dizziness as a result of psychological disturbances. Differentiating the type of dizziness will assist in the course of the evaluation. Scott J. Saccomano is an assistant professor at the Herbert H Lehman College, Department of Nursing in Bronx, NY. The author has disclosed that he has no financial relationships related to this article. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.