Foreign Accent Syndrome As a Psychogenic Disorder: A Review

Stefanie Keulen, Jo Verhoeven, Elke De Witte, Louis De Page, Roelien Bastiaanse, Peter Mariën

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    Abstract

    In the majority of cases published between 1907 and 2014, FAS is due to a neurogenic etiology. Only a few reports about FAS with an assumed psychogenic origin have been published. The present article discusses the findings of a careful database search on psychogenic FAS. This review may be particularly relevant as it is the first to analyze the salient features of psychogenic FAS cases to date. This article hopes to pave the way for the view that psychogenic FAS is a cognate of neurogenic FAS. It is felt that this variant of FAS may have been underreported, as most of the psychogenic cases have been published after the turn of the century. This review may improve the diagnosis of the syndrome in clinical practice and highlights the importance of recognizing psychogenic FAS as an independent taxonomic entity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number168
    JournalFrontiers in Human Neuroscience
    Volume10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Journal Article
    • Review
    • foreign accent syndrome
    • psychogenic
    • non-organic FAS
    • speech disorder
    • CONVERSION DISORDER
    • DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS
    • MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS
    • SCHIZOPHRENIA
    • SCALE
    • ARTICULATION
    • DEPRESSION
    • LANGUAGE
    • DEFICITS
    • PROSODY

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