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How is dysprosody diagnosed?

Because it is so rare and its physiological impacts are not yet fully understood, dysprosody can be difficult to diagnose. In the best case scenario, a team of medical professionals, including neurologists, speech-language pathologists, and clinical psychologists, will work together to determine whether a person has dysprosody. Before diagnosing this disorder, a person must be evaluated to determine whether mood disorders or other psychological issues are affecting their speech. Doctors should also perform rigorous speech tests, examine a person's complete medical and family history, do magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed topography (CT) scans, and conduct comprehensive physical and neurological exams to pinpoint the disorder. Even then, diagnostic mistakes are made.

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