Latest Spasmodic dysphonia Stories

2011-06-02 07:35:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with functional dysphonia may be significantly impacted from fatigue and poor health, anxiety and depression. These symptoms can lead to time off work, reduced activity, and social withdrawal, and in turn, could lead to further anxiety, fatigue and reduced voice. Functional dysphonia is a condition that affects the voice, and is caused when the muscles that control the vocal cords tighten up and lock. The disorder creates an abnormal voice with no vocal...

2011-06-01 15:03:32

Fatigue and poor health, anxiety and depression (physiological, affective and cognitive factors) may have a major impact on patients with functional dysphonia (FD), leading to time off work, reduced activity, and social withdrawal, all of which could further perpetuate and/or cause anxiety, low mood, fatigue and reduced voice use, according to new research published in the June 2011 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Functional dysphonia (FD) is a voice disorder in which...

2009-09-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning country and pop-rock recording artist Juice Newton will perform a Benefit Concert for Dystonia on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6845 University Ave. Dystonia is a devastating neurological movement disorder characterized by abnormal and involuntary muscle spasms and contractions in various muscle groups of the body. Some forms are focal and affect one area of the body, and others are...

2006-09-01 13:22:23

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Musician's cramp, and other so-called focal task-specific dystonias, are typically thought of as sporadic or occupational conditions. Now, researchers in the US and Germany have identified three families with these disorders, suggesting that the disorders may be inherited. Dr. Christine Klein, a neurologist at the University of Lubeck, Germany, and her team identified three patients who played the piano or the guitar, and were diagnosed with musician's...

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