Will Science Find a Cure for Stuttering?,”
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 12, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, recently released a statement commenting on the daily challenges of living with a stutter and the importance of National Stuttering Awareness Week.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/will-science-find-a-cure-for-stuttering) editor Dr. David Juan notes, “A couple of years ago, a blockbuster Hollywood movie brought to light the tremendous difficulties that people who stutter face. In the movie The King’s Speech, King George the VI is forced to make frequent public speeches despite having a pronounced stutter. His shame and ultimate triumph over his impediment is both heart-wrenching and a celebration of the strength of the human spirit. While almost all of us will never have to worry about making speeches in front of large crowds with the media watching, for those with a stutter, a simple conversation with a friend can seem like a daunting performance. That’s why next week is National Stuttering Awareness Week—to help those who stutter get the right treatment and to teach fluent people about the challenges that people who stutter face.”
In his article “Will Science Find a Cure for Stuttering?,” Juan explains that stuttering is not a sign of mental or intellectual difficulties. It also doesn’t have anything to do with being shy and nervous. Some people believe that stuttering is caused by stress. While nervousness and stress can play a role, they’re not usually the root causes.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin editor states, “Stuttering is a complex problem and has roots in physiological, neurological, psychological, and environmental factors. Genetics may also play a role, researchers have found. The current research on genetics and stuttering center are ‘linkage studies’ where researchers are searching for similar genetic markers in families of stutterers. If these genetic markers are inherited, then researchers will look further at these inherited genes to determine how they code for stuttering. Scientists hope that these studies will determine how these genes look in fluent people versus people who stutter.”
Juan concludes by suggesting that while the causes of stuttering are still unknown, there are good treatment plans that people who stutter can turn to. He advises that, while there are a number of treatments adults who stutter can try, speech therapy with a professional therapist is a good place to start.
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