Voice therapy techniques adapted to treatment of habit cough: a pilot study

J Commun Disord. 1988 Sep;21(5):393-400. doi: 10.1016/0021-9924(88)90024-x.


Patients with long-standing habit cough having no organic basis can be successfully treated with a combination of psychotherapy and speech therapy. Techniques for speech therapy are adapted from those used with hyperfunctional voice disorders to fit this debilitating laryngeal disorder.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / psychology
  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Conversion Disorder / psychology
  • Conversion Disorder / therapy*
  • Cough / psychology
  • Cough / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pilot Projects
  • Psychotherapy
  • Voice Training*