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Spasmodic dysphonia: Quiz


Question 1: Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) is a voice disorder characterized by involuntary movements of one or more muscles of the ________ (vocal folds or voice box) during speech.
Respiratory systemThyroidDigestionLarynx

Question 2: Most patients who are correctly diagnosed are evaluated by a team that usually includes an otolaryngologist, a ________ and a neurologist.
DietitianSpeech and language pathologyPsychologyPhysical therapy

Question 3: Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip ________.
DilbertFrazzGet FuzzyPeanuts

Question 4: A comparison of SD patients compared with vocal fold paralysis (VFP) patients found that 41.7% of the SD patients met the ________ criteria for psychiatric comorbidity compared with 19.5% of the VFP group.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersSchizophreniaClassification of mental disordersMental disorder

Question 5: In adductor spasmodic dysphonia, sudden involuntary muscle movements or spasms cause the vocal folds (or ________) to slam together and stiffen.
LarynxVocal foldsRespiratory systemVestibular fold


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