Stuttering is a common speech disorder. It occurs more commonly in children between the age of 2 and 5. It can be considered as part of learning to speak in children, which improves slowly on its own. If stuttering persists, treatment may be needed to improve speech.
Consult a doctor for stuttering if:
If stuttering starts in an adult, the doctor will try to determine if brain injury is present such as from an accident or a stroke, which is causing the problem. If some pathology in the brain is suspected, you may be referred to a neurologist. You may also be referred to a psychiatrist to determine if some emotional trauma or other mental health problems may be affecting your speech. If stuttering affects the self-esteem, career or relationships or emotional health in adult along with speech-language, you may be referred to a psychiatrist.
Who to consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted, if you think you have stuttering include:
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