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Is stammering a disease or disorder?

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Asked by hitler, 10 Sep '09 08:13 am
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Stammering is neither a physiological disease nor a neurological disorder.It starts with lacking of neuro-musculaar co-ordiantion leading to disfluency in speech. After wards it becomes a bad habit of speaking. The more a person wants to avoid stammering the more he/she is prone to disfluency.So in other words we can say Stammering is not a disease which can be cured by MEDICINES or SURGERY. One can overcome Stammering by continued Speech Therapy clubbed by Psychological Counselling backed by Group Therapy and followed by Maintenance Therapy.
Answered by inquisitive, 10 Sep '09 08:23 am

 
  
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Dr. Edward Conture, Professor of Speech Pathology at Syracuse University, New York, talks about what causes stammering :

"Things that cause stammering may be, and probably are, quite different from the things that keep it going, aggravate or worsen it. For example, if you mishandle a knife, you may cut your finger. The knife causes the cut and initial pain. Salt rubbed into the cut makes the pain continue or even worsen it but the salt does not cause the cut". Dr. Conture says, scientists "...still haven't found the 'knife' that causes stammering. However, we do know something about the 'salt' that keeps it going, makes it worse or aggravates it".

These are aspects which can be changed through self-therapy to help the person overcome his speaking difficulty.

Speech is one of our body's strongest habits and stammered speech is also a habit. Stammering is not a disease and therefore, it cannot be treated through medicines. The stammering child or adult has to be helped to devel ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 10 Sep '09 08:21 am

 
  
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It is not a disease, but just a disorder. It is just a disturbance in physical condition, which can be corrected.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 10 Sep '09 08:20 am

 
  
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It is brain minute disorder of connectivity.
Answered by Chinna, 10 Sep '09 08:18 am

 
  
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It is a speech disorder -and in a few habbit
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 10 Sep '09 08:16 am

 
  
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Physical disorder substitued by psychological ambalance
Answered by Dinesh C S, 10 Sep '09 11:34 am

 
  
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It is speaking disorder,
Answered by ram kishore rathi, 20 Sep '09 05:24 pm

 
  
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It can be taken as a disorder ; but it can be corrected with some efforts!
Answered by T A RAMESH, 10 Sep '09 06:58 pm

 
  
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STAMMERING / STUTTERING IS NOT A PHYSIOLOGICAL DISEASE NEITHER IT IS A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER. It starts with lacking of neuro-musculaar co-ordiantion.
No, it is a speech disorder. It is not a disease, so it cannot be treated through medicine. Psychotherapist Dyal Chhabra.
Stammering is neither a disease nor any physical disorder. It is completely a psychological and bad habitual problem.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Sep '09 03:44 pm

 
  
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Iy is not adisease but it is a disorder.
Answered by shankar, 10 Sep '09 12:36 pm

 
  
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