Dysarthria

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What is dysarthria?

Dysarthria is characterized by speech that is slurred, slow, and difficult to produce. It may affect pitch, loudness, rhythm, and voice qualities of their speech. It may be caused by problems with the muscles of the mouth, occur as a developmental disability or be a sign of a neuromuscular disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with dysarthria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for dysarthria

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
19
Tried for
dysarthria (1)

Data from patients with dysarthria, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dysarthria

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for dysarthria (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
dysarthria (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dysarthria, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has dysarthria on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 15 say dysarthria is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 4
40s 11
50s 9
60s 14
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from dysarthria patients who have completed their condition history
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