Monday, May 16, 2011

Functional Dysphonia

This is a great story from ABC News about functional dysphonia.  Unfortunately, this disorder can go undiagnosed for weeks or months.  Amazingly it can be cured in as little as 10 minutes.  A variety of related problems can trigger functional dysphonia, including psychological stressors, respiratory infections, physical trauma, intubation for surgery, and acid reflux.   Treatment consists of speech therapy, and can also involve treatment of related disorders such as psychopathology, acid reflux, or respiratory infections.

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