Functional disorders in otorhinolaryngology either may be secondary to psychiatric conditions or may occur as part of organic otorhinolaryngologic disorders. A better understanding of the emotional problems of patients with ear, nose, and throat symptoms will contribute to a more appropriate therapeutic approach.
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