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Do psychiatric drugs affect speech? I can't find the words stuttering and developing a lisp. All after years in psych meds. Didn't have these before

Do psychiatric drugs affect speech? I can't find the words stuttering and developing a lisp. All after years in psych meds. Didn't have these before

Psychoactive medicat: Medications used for control & treatment of mental illnesses vary and as such their side effect profile will vary. Difficulty retrieving words and stuttering refer to the nervous system. If these symptoms started after using psychoactive medications, it is better to return to the prescribing physician or consult a psychiatrist or neurologist in HealthTap for guidance & mgt. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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What drug combination would you recommend for major depression, social anxiety, and stuttering? Thanks.

What drug combination would you recommend for major depression, social anxiety, and stuttering?

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Stuttering: There are many drug options to treat both depression & social anxiety. The Safest are SSRIs (although no such thing as drug w/o side effect). OTOH, only a small fraction of those who stutter respond to drugs. Check out http://www.stutteringhelp.org/alprazolam-citalopram-and-clomipramine-stuttering, http://www.drugs.com/health-guide/stuttering.html & http://goo.gl/AmxoRk. Latter suggests antipsychotics ...Read more

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How to stop stuttering?

How to stop stuttering?

Speech therapy: Speech therapy can be very effective see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is stuttering hereditary?

No: Not hereditary in a mendelian sense, but genetic predisposition has been identified in some families. ...Read more

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How long does stuttering last?

How long does stuttering last?

A few months: Stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more

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How do I keep from stuttering?

Speech therapy: Speech therapy can be very effective in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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How can you reduce stuttering?

Diff for Each person: Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and usually working with somebody (speech therapist) with experience in helping others with same or similar problems. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my stuttering?

It's complicated: See a good speech therapist who has worked with others. Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and working with somebody with experience in helping others with same problem. ...Read more

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Is tgsre a way to stop stuttering?

Stuttering: Stuttering is most of the times seen with anxiety. Sometimes taking anti anxiety medication can help stuttering as well as speech therapy. ...Read more

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Do you know how to stop stuttering?

Do you know how to stop stuttering?

Stuttering: Disruption in fluency of speech, stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more

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How to stop stuttering as an adult?

Not really : Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and usually working with somebody (speech therapist) with experience in helping others with same or similar problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stuttering?

STUTTERING: The child cannot talk straight, repeats words, pauses and then try to continue talking again. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from stuttering?

How can I stop myself from stuttering?

Stutter: Speech therapist for assessment and consult you pcp for possible medication for anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes a child to start stuttering?

Depends on age: Before five years of age stuttering is commonbut it is not called stuttering it is labled cluttering. Children have so much to say that the words get stuck. It is based on the immaturity of their speech. Be patient because cluttering will go away on its own. Stuttering in the older child is from mustiple cause and needs intervention with a therapist to resolve. ...Read more

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How can I help with stuttering as an adult?

Be patient & keep : The home environment calm. Slow down your own speech. Current therapies for adults who stutter address learning to slow down speech, regulate one's breathing & gradually go from single-syllable responses to longer words & more complex sentences. Most therapies also address the anxiety a person who stutters feels when speaking. Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. ...Read more

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With stuttering, when should I be concerned?

With stuttering, when should I be concerned?

Key signs: Watch out for prolonged sounds (mmmmay), signs of the child reacting to the stuttering (eye blinking, looking to the side, raised pitch of the voice), and repeating sounds 4 or more times (a-a-a-a-as). For more about difference between normal speech dysfuency and stuttering that should be addressed, check my full article: http://www.Drgreene. Com/azguide/stuttering. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for stuttering?

No meds: Rather than medication get help from a speech therapist. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden onset of stuttering?

Trauma: A traumatic event, especially an emotional one can produce a sudden onset of stuttering. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the cause of stuttering?

Dont know exactly: "Stuttering is a disruption in the fluency of verbal expression characterized by involuntary, audible or silent, repetitions or prolongations of sounds or syllables these are not readily controllable and may be accompanied by other movements and by emotions of negative nature such as fear, embarrassment, or irritation strictly speaking, stuttering is a symptom, not a disease"
http://www.Plosbiolo. ...Read more

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Asked if bioresonance is benific for stuttering?

See speech therapist: Bio resonance is based on pseudo-science. Don't waste your money on it.Instead, consult a speech therapist for help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stop stuttering. Help!?

Stuttering: Seek help from a psychotherapist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Started stuttering out of nowhere, what can I do?

Speech therapy: I would recommend seeing a speech therapist, preferably one who specializes in stuttering. I would also recommend seeing the movie, "the king's speech", which is presents an entertaining "case study", the true story of king george vi and the treatment he received for his stuttering. ...Read more

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What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

Lack of smoothness: Production of language is quite complex. An idea is formed, then a verbal expression is developed in the language area of brain, but then the muscles of the mouth, throat, chest and diaphragm have to be in concert to produce the expressed output. If this concert is not smooth, what is produced is stutter or stammer, or dyspraxic speech. Calming and control may help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stuttering?

Stuttering: Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called "disfluencies." ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop slurring my words & stuttering?

Stuttering: This is typically a chronic issue that has no cure, but there are strategies to help improve your symptoms. Your best bet is to seek help from a speech therapist. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can help kids from stuttering?

Are there any medications that can help kids from stuttering?

Yes and no: It depends on the cause of stuttering. An evaluation by a speech/language pathologist and a developmental pediatrician should help chart a treatment course for a child with this problem. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause stuttering all of a sudden?

Neurogenic stutter-: Ing can be caused by a variety of injuries or diseases of the Central Nervous System. See http://www.stutteringhelp.org/neurogenic-stuttering. Psychogenic stuttering could follow an anxiety-provoking event, especially in a person with a prior history of speech/language disorders. Stuttering during " the age of dysfluency", 2-5 years, of sudden or gradual onset, may go away on its own within 6 mos. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop slurring my words & stuttering?

Speech therapist: It depends on how long this has been going on for. If it is acute, then you have to worry about an acute neurologic cause. If it's a long term problem, I would recommend that you see a speech therapist. They are VERY helpful with these problems. ...Read more