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On presentation, all 7 patients reported hoarseness, 6 had cough, 3 had increased mucus/phlegm, and 3 had aphonia. SVL revealed laryngeal edema and erythema in all 7 patients, a new vocal mass in 5 patients compared with their baseline examinations, increased mucus in 4 patients, and tracheal involvement in 3 patients.
The most common include tiredness or effort when speaking, throat clearing or persistent coughing, sensation of tightness or weight in the throat, voice breaks, breathlessness when speaking, aphonia, soreness or burning in the throat, hoarseness, etc.
At the time Dora was suffering from symptoms of dyspnoea (difficulty breathing, hysterical choking), aphonia (loss of voice), fainting, depression, and had even threatened suicide.
Thus, the sublime emerges when taxonomies collide and their collision leads to perceptual neutralization; the experience is immediate and deep as perception but the conceptual framework remains semantically inert in a state of exegetical aphonia. The sublime as rhetoric emerged in specific moments in intellectual and literary history, especially when there were deep tensions within an established system of evaluating experience as a rival worldview attempted to question and appropriate its legitimacy.
'Aphasia' is a total impairment of the ability to either recognise or use language, 'apraxia' (literally translates as 'without act' from the Greek praxis) is a disease of the motor-planning section of the brain, whilst 'aphonia' (from the Greek word for voice phonia) means a vocal loss.
Furst provides a very interesting introduction to the pre-Freudian world, complete with demons and so-called physical manifestations of mental illness, then offers the original reports on nervous exhaustion, sexual psychopathy, aphonia and its treatment by hypnosis, traumatic paralysis, male hysteria, amnesia, and the fixed idea.
Although she had suffered from physical symptoms such as coughing fits, aphonia and a strange limp for many years, her depression and anxiety that culminated in a suicide threat was a recent development.
In cases of aphonia, deafness, blindness, rheumatism, paralysis, or epilepsy the group recommended anaesthetizing patients and keeping an eye on their involuntary movements, while those who were supposedly suffering from diarrhoea or dysentery might be kept under guard until the surgeon could examine their evacuations.
A populace afflicted with aphonia, rendered pliant and mute, is one which a single speaking subject can dominate with his voice.
Freud reads "Dora's" symptoms, which included "dyspnoea, tussis nervosa, aphonia, and possibly migraines, together with depression, hysterical unsociability and a taedium vitae," as signifying "the representation--the realization--of a phantasy with a sexual content, that is to say, it signifies a sexual situation." Each symptom has behind it "a number of secrets" to be detected by the analyst.
The clinical signs were raspy breathing, stridor, hoarse voice, aphonia, pain in the larynx area with swallowing or speaking.
In his famous study Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (1905), for example, Freud discusses silence or "aphonia" as a common "somatic compliance" exhibited in response to repressed trauma.