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J Clin Psychiatry. 1987 Dec;48(12):483-6.

Psychogenic habit cough: review and case reports.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.


Psychogenic habit cough--a condition that can be debilitating if it extends over a period of years--has been described in both pediatric and adolescent populations, but not in adults. The authors review the cases of 4 adult patients with this condition, review the available pediatric/adolescent literature, and make suggestions for the direction of future research. In some cases, psychogenic habit cough in adults can be successfully treated with a combination of psychotherapy, relaxation therapy, and speech therapy.

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