(HealthDay News) -- Stuttering is characterized by the
repetition or elongation of sounds, syllables or words. Causes are
usually physical, and rarely related to emotional trauma.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common symptoms of
- Becoming frustrated when speaking.
- Pauses in the middle of sentences, especially when the lips are
- Adding sounds or words to a sentence.
- Repetition of words, consonants, phrases or parts of
- Speaking in a tense-sounding voice.
- Extending a sound in the middle of a word.
- Jerking of the jaw or head, and blinking of the eyes.
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