Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological disorder affecting the vocal cords and the production of speech. There is no cure, but there are ways to treat it. Diane Rehm was diagnosed with the condition in 1998. She and her guests discuss the latest research and treatments for this little-known disorder.

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  • Dr. Paul Flint associate professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
  • Dr. Stephen Reich associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
  • Dr. Susan Miller voice pathologist and director of the Center for the Voice at Georgetown University Hospital

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