How do medications treat stuttering?

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There are currently no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs on the market specifically designed to treat stuttering, although there are some currently undergoing medical trials. In the past, drugs designed to address other issues, like depression and anxiety, have been prescribed to combat stuttering. However, using these drugs sometimes comes with very negative side effects, so they are not usually used as a primary treatment strategy.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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