Stammering

Stammering or stuttering is the inability to speak out words or letters or syllables or phrases in a flow. When a person with a stammer talk, there are involuntary pauses and blocks in a sentence. The best treatment option is speech therapy.

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How to help my 4-year-old son to overcome stammering?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old. About three or four months back, he developed stuttering and stammering while speaking. Now, sometimes we feel it becomes worse on some days. He gets stuck mostly at the beginning of the sentence, sometimes in the middle or end. He has a problem with words start...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will try to answer all of your questions. Stuttering in 90 percent of the case is a learned behavior or a habit developed due to various circumstances. So, in the first part, you mentioned that he is almost four years. Now, this is developmental stuttering accord...  Read Full »

Why do I get so intimidated by others?

Query: Male, 38 Years Old, Married, one child. Suffering following problems: difficult to sleep in night. always feel sleepy Memory Weak, forgets things very easily, low concentration, lethargic confusion in decision, low self esteem and low confidence, feel that i am good for nothing feels no one like...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello sir. Your symptoms are typical that are seen in major depressive disorder. It is very common and happens to about 1 in 4 males and 1 in 8 females. It happens due to reduced levels of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin which reduce the stress handling capacity of the brain. Medicines...  Read Full »

Why do I stammer while speaking in front of a crowd?

Query: I m 32 yr old male no co morbids doctor by profession working Nephrologist. Since childhood i have stammering problem. Not always but when speaking infront of mob. Or when giving presentation. Or when history taking from patient. Or reading book chapter infront of whole class. When ever i think of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello sir, Am glad to help you as a Speech therapist. Mostly the more you get relaxed the better result you get. Some relaxation exercises like one word one tap and reducing rate of speech, open mouth approach, changing your suprasegmental aspect of speech will help a lot. Don't anticipate an...  Read Full »

Why do I often stop and thing during a conversation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some speech problem. I miss the word while talking and I am not conveying it properly. I have to stop and think for a while to continue the conversation. This happens many times a day. My current medication is tablet Vilazine 40. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this problem is there from your childhood, then this is a part of your stammering. If you have developed this problem later in life, then you would need to get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain. Also, check your thyroid profile and vitamin B12 levels. T...  Read Full »

My daughter has started to stammer. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has started to stammer. What should I do?   Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stammering or stuttering is not very uncommon in this age group. Most children do stammer at this age, and with time over a few months, it gets resolved usually. I believe that the delivery of this child was smooth, and she had no history of admissions for any illnes...  Read Full »

Should I tell my partner about my OCD, stammer, and libido problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I am suffering with OCD and I stammer for past 15 years along with laziness and tiredness all the time. My appetite is not good and so my weight is approximately 53 to 55 kg only. I have changed many psychiatrists in last 15 years. I had Nexito 20 mg, Ciplar 40 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and co-morbid anxiety. The combination of Fluoxetine 20 mg and 10 mg Escitalopram (Nexito) was totally irrational. It is not advisable to take two SSRIs (Selective se...  Read Full »

Why do I stammer while speaking?

Query: Hello doctor, I always stutter or stammer while speaking. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stammering or stuttering is either because of structural or functional aspects. A structural defect is most commonly tongue-tie if you had at birth during your speech development. Functional aspects are almost always due to stress and decreased self-confidence level...  Read Full »

Is stammering a genetic problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in love with a girl, and we got permission from both the family for our marriage. But, my parents are in some hesitation as my girlfriend's mother is stammering. My parents think that if we both get marriage and our child also could get this stammering problem. I want to know whet...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stammering has got a multiple etiology and pathogenesis. A hereditary component in this has been extensively studied. A recent study was done including 12 children, and 5 generations of the family were investigated. The hereditary component is not the only thing that is i...  Read Full »

How to prevent stammering?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from stammering for the last 14 years. Now my age is 20. I am a male. I am facing difficulty while talking with others or when I read something. My tongue comes out while stammering. So, I am not talking with anyone now. Stammer has become a big problem in my life. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Melissa Kate Cox

Speech Therapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your suffering. Have you tried breathing through the stammer? When you feel the tension of a stammer coming on, take a deep breath and as you breathe out, say the phrase or short sentence you want to say. For further information consult a speech therapist o...  Read Full »

Why does my 4.3 years old son find it difficult to speak fluently?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4.3 years old. He sometimes finds it difficult to speak fluently, especially in the beginning of a sentence and when he is excited. Most of the time he speaks the entire sentence very clearly, without any difficulty. I am attaching his audio and video recording clips. Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have heard the attached voice recordings (attachment removed to protect patient privacy). The child is stammering. His pronunciation is fine, but the problem is with fluency. It can be due to anxiety. The child might be afraid of performance. There can be psychological...  Read Full »

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