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Functional Aphonia

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Functional Aphonia, Aphonia, Psychogenic Aphonia

  • See also
  • Etiology
  1. No underlying organic cause
  2. Often coexists with psychiatric disorders
  • Symptoms
  1. Constant absence of voice or whispering
  2. Throat dryness or soreness
  3. Able to produce a normal cough on demand
  1. Bowed Vocal Cords that do not adduct on phonation
  • Management
  1. Speech pathology referral
  2. Consider mental health Consultation