Originally Posted by H4hope
Does anybody else stutter when they talk?
Or have you developed the habit later in life when you never had it as a child?
I started stuttering really bad when I reached my 20's. I wonder if it is linked to depression/SA issues? I read that it is a disorder but most ppl have it in early childhood (like a learning Disability)?
Yes, I stutter. My maternal grandfather likewise had a stutter. Stuttering seems to run in families. If a woman stutters, there's a 50 percent chance her children will stutter.
I have Persistent Developmental Stuttering ( PDS ), and my stuttering started when I was around 4-years-old. Fifty-percent of childhood stutterers outgrow it. If a child is still stuttering by the age of say 18, he or she is not likely to outgrow it.
Three-quarters of stutterers are men. So the disorder affects men to a greater degree than women.
Stuttering is a brain disorder. MRI scans of stutterers' brains confirm that our brains are wired differently.
It's somewhat unusual to start stuttering in your twenties. As far as I know, a head injury sometimes is the source of a stutter at an older age. I would talk to a professional and get their opinion.
Social anxiety and stuttering is not a good combination. Thankfully, I stopped taking antidepressants eight years ago and my stutter is better. I take Klonopin and that seems to help my fluency, too.