Spasmodic dysphonia causes 'breaks' in the voice that may occur only occasionally in mild cases. However, many people experience frequent breaks, sometimes occurring every other word. This can make their speech very difficult to understand. Spasmodic dysphonia is a chronic condition, which means that the person will usually have lifelong symptoms. Speech problems may gradually worsen over time.
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.