DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM : APHONIA (APHONIA) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Aphonia is a speech disorder that occurs predominantly in mental turmoil, causing hysterical reaction. Patients suddenly stop talking Mutism (see) or speak very quietly; they are voiceless. Other sounds they may appear normal (e.g., cough). An objective study of the vocal cords are functioning normally. Together with aphonia are hysterical symptoms (see Mental zabolevaniya. Hysteria).
The course with remissions. Aphonia may disappear and suddenly reappear.
Treatment is limited to the effects of suggestion and psychotherapy.