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Encyclopedia > List of voice disorders

Voice disorders are medical conditions affecting the production of speech. These include One might be looking for the academic discipline of communications. ...

Chorditis is the inflammation of vocal cords (vocal folds) usually as a result of voice abuse but sometimes due to cancer. ... A nodule describes similar aggregation of cells or particles in a number of scientific fields: In medicine it refers to a small aggregation of cells. ... A vocal fold nodule reduces or obstructs the ability of the vocal folds to create the rapid changes in air pressure which generate human speech. ... A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body. ... Vocal fold cysts are collections of fluid in sac-like formations on the vocal folds. ... Reinkes Edema is swelling of the vocal folds due to fluid collection (edema). ... Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition that usually follows a severe brain injury, such as a stroke. ... A muscle tension Dysphonia usually appears as low-pitched speaking voice, often appears to those who are professionally using their voice such as singers. ...

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Voice disorders (from speech disorder) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica (712 words)
In international terminology, disorders of the voice are described as dysphonia.
Affective disorders may include manic (elevated, expansive, or irritable mood with hyperactivity, pressured speech, and inflated self-esteem) or depressive (dejected mood with disinterest in life, sleep disturbance, agitation, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt) episodes, and often combinations of...
Diseases or disorders that arise from abnormalities in the genetic material of an individual are termed genetic disorders.
FREE YOUR VOICE - Voice and Psyche: psychogenic voice disorders (1328 words)
FREE YOUR VOICE - Voice and Psyche: psychogenic voice disorders
Psychogenic voice disorders are distinguished from other vocal dysfunction by the fact that, though the symptoms or secondary characteristics are physical or 'organic', the origins of the problem are psychological rather than physical.
Dysfunction in one's voice, with the attendant heightened problems of communication, reactions of rejection or embarassment in others at the sound of one's voice, can lead to further distress, frustration and depression, as well as a sense of isolation, compounding the emotional problems which led to the original voice disorder.
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