Causes of Stuttering

Stuttering is a complex condition. Even after decades of research, the exact causes are unknown. However, many experts believe that a combination of genetic, physical, and psychological factors are involved.

There is also general agreement that stuttering probably is not caused by:

  • Emotional or psychological trauma
  • Shyness or fear of meeting or speaking to people
  • Poor upbringing or inadequate parenting

In adults, it’s very rare for stuttering to begin in a person who’s never stuttered before. If you suddenly begin stuttering, it may be a sign of a more serious medical problem; see a doctor immediately.

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