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Is dysarthria serious?

While dysarthria is not a life-threatening condition, the inability to effectively communicate can seriously impact your quality of life. For some people, dysarthria can hurt relationships with family and friends, and even lead to depression. Additionally, dysarthria may be caused by a serious underlying condition, such as a brain tumor or degenerative disease. It is important to see your doctor right away to discuss the causes and come up with an effective treatment plan. Speech therapy and other treatment options may help you communicate with confidence again.

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