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Does stuttering come from emotional problems as children?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Mostly not

Stuttering is an inherited condition, but it can become worse when someone is under stress and time pressure.
So, someone prone to stuttering is much more apt to do so when feeling the need to speak rapidly or worried about being teased or interrupted.

In brief: Mostly not

Stuttering is an inherited condition, but it can become worse when someone is under stress and time pressure.
So, someone prone to stuttering is much more apt to do so when feeling the need to speak rapidly or worried about being teased or interrupted.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Developmental

Stuttering can occur developmentally in young children 2-5 yrs old.
Often resolving by 8. Treatment is speech therapy in most cases of significant dysfluency. Significant dysfluency can be related to emotional trauma or neurologic conditions. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002400/.

In brief: Developmental

Stuttering can occur developmentally in young children 2-5 yrs old.
Often resolving by 8. Treatment is speech therapy in most cases of significant dysfluency. Significant dysfluency can be related to emotional trauma or neurologic conditions. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002400/.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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