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Assessing attentional biases with stuttering

Many adults who stutter presenting for speech treatment experience social anxiety disorder. The presence of mental health disorders in adults who stutter has been implicated in a failure to maintain speech treatment benefits. Contemporary theories of social anxiety disorder propose … Continue reading

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Stuttering in relation to anxiety, temperament, and personality: Review and analysis with focus on causality

The author analyzes studies of anxiety and temperament in relation to stuttering and observed onset of stuttering is not related to traits of shyness or social anxiety, and that some stuttering children show traits of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Persistent stuttering … Continue reading

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Anxiety of children and adolescents who stutter – A review

The authors observed stuttering adults are at risk of social anxiety disorder, and, young people who stutter are at risk for the development of anxiety. The timing of anxiety onset related to stuttering is unclear, which is due to a … Continue reading

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Social anxiety disorder and stuttering: Current status and future directions

The authors observe that a growing body of research has demonstrated an alarmingly high rate of social anxiety disorder among adults who stutter, and suggest that collaboration between speech pathologists and psychologists is required to develop and implement comprehensive assessment … Continue reading

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