A 40-year-old member asked:
What kind of disorder makes you unable to talk?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Too complex: Most common would be nervousness. Many people get tongue tied. Tight spasms of the throat can block speech. Sudden loss of awareness such as a absence seizure can cause inability to speak. A stroke can cause speech arrest. Tumors of the speech center of the brain can make it difficult to talk. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2019
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