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

  title={Psychogenic aphonia: no fixation even after a lengthy period of aphonia.},
  author={Juerg Kolbrunner and A. Menet and Eberhard Seifert},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={140 1-2},
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS Between February 2000 and May 2006, aphonia was diagnosed in 22… 

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