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How do other illnesses affect stuttering?

Brain disorders and brain damage can be linked to stuttering. Some stuttering has been shown to be caused by electrical signals in the brain not being able to effectively communicate with the muscles necessary for speech. Additionally, scientists are currently researching the exact causes of stuttering as well as any links it may have to other illnesses. Other than these factors, however, stuttering does not have a significant relationship with other illnesses or conditions.

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