Epidemiologic Advances in Spasmodic Dysphonia Recently research offers new insights into the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and socioemotional implications of spasmodic dysphonia (SD). Among these advances are epidemiologic studies clarifying (1) SD onset and course, (2) SD risk factors, and (3) the relationships among SD course, treatment, and psychosocial impact. In this paper, I will provide a ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2012
Epidemiologic Advances in Spasmodic Dysphonia
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  • Kristine Tanner
    Department of Communication Disorders, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Disclosure: Kristine Tanner has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   November 01, 2012
Epidemiologic Advances in Spasmodic Dysphonia
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 104-111. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.104
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 104-111. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.104

Recently research offers new insights into the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and socioemotional implications of spasmodic dysphonia (SD). Among these advances are epidemiologic studies clarifying (1) SD onset and course, (2) SD risk factors, and (3) the relationships among SD course, treatment, and psychosocial impact. In this paper, I will provide a summary of recent epidemiologic and socioemotional research advances involving the onset, course, risk factors, and psychosocial impact of SD.

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