Psychogenic aphonia: no fixation even after a lengthy period of aphonia

Kolbrunner, Juerg; Menet, Anne-Dorine; Seifert, Eberhard (2010). Psychogenic aphonia: no fixation even after a lengthy period of aphonia. Swiss medical weekly, 140(1-2), pp. 12-17. Muttenz: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

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Although psychogenic aphonia is considered to be a conversion disorder, aphonic patients are primarily treated symptomatically. This is because it is considered of overriding importance to elicit a voice quickly to avoid fixation of the aphonia. The aim of this study was to show that, for patients exhibiting the symptom of voicelessness, not eliciting the voice immediately will not lead to a permanent aphonia.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Seifert, Eberhard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1424-7860

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

09 Dec 2014 04:25

PubMed ID:

19924583

Web of Science ID:

000273928500003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.1509

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1509 (FactScience: 203218)

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