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Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 2 months ago

I have a minor stutter, my sentences tend to come out a bit jumbled, and always have those "tip on my tongue" moments. Is this a disorder?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Psychogenic stuttering typically results from emotional trauma and even from emotional stress.

    There are different causes for stuttering and psychogenic stuttering is one of those that can occur.

    Stuttering is a speech disorder in which you know exactly what you want to say but you have trouble getting it said smoothly. It is characterized by repetitious sounds, prolongation of sounds, or cessation of sounds.

    Causes of Stuttering

    You could develop a stutter for different reasons. Developmental stuttering begins in early childhood and has actually been linked to genetic mutations for causing it.

    Neurogenic stuttering can develop at any age and is a result of injury to the brain. Examples would include a traumatic brain injury or stroke.

    Psychogenic stuttering is defined as stuttering that results from a traumatic event. Because of that fact, this usually develops in adulthood. If you experience a psychological disturbance or emotionally traumatic event, it may result in psychogenic stuttering.

    A traumatic event is an incident that causes physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological harm. The person experiencing the distressing event may feel threatened, anxious, or frightened as a result. In some cases, they may not know how to respond, or may be in denial about the effect such an event has had.

    Psychological trauma is damage to a person's mind as a result of one or more distressing events causing overwhelming amounts of stress that exceed the person's ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved, eventually leading to serious, long-term negative consequences.

    Symptoms of Psychological Trauma:

    1. Shock, denial, or disbelief

    2. Confusion, difficulty concentrating

    3. Anger, irritability, mood swings

    4. Anxiety and fear

    5. Guilt, shame, self-blame

    6. Withdrawing from others

    7. Feeling sad and hopeless

    8. Feeling disconnected or numb

    Physical Symptoms:

    1. Insomnia or nightmares

    2. Fatigue

    3. Being startled easily

    4. Difficulty concentrating

    5. Racing heartbeat

    6. Edginess or agitation

    7. Aches and pains

    8. Muscle tension

    Psychological Stress:

    Psychological stress is defined as a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being. 

    Psychological stress refers to the emotional and physiological reactions experienced when an individual confronts a situation in which the demands go beyond their coping resources. 

    There’s a difference between a stressor and actual stress. A stressor can be a person, a place, or a situation that’s causing you stress. Stress is the actual response to one or a combination of those stressors.

    PTSD and Psychogenic Stuttering

    Psychogenic stuttering of sudden onset following a traumatic event, as associated with lack of adaptation and stuttering in automatic series. Psychogenic stuttering with neurogenic-like symptoms of sub-cortical origin (dysfunction of the basal ganglia circuit) can be caused by stress and is often accompanied by a state of confusion. The stuttering can continue and worsen if not treated.

    PTSD, Aphasia and Concomitant Stuttering

    People with PTSD show aphasic symptoms, such as: word-finding problems, difficulty in remembering words, numbers and difficulty in remembering a just-read text. 

    Brain fog is a loose term which describes a feeling of mental fatigue. It can occur if you are experiencing chronic stress, chronic fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder or have had a recent traumatic experience.

    Brian fog symptoms might include one or all of the following:

    1. Feeling like your head is cloudy or foggy.

    2. A general lack of mental clarity.

    3. Tired eyes.

    4. A sense of detachment from what is going on in the present moment.

    5. You might feel emotional quickly.

    6. You may feel like you have to work really hard to process everyday tasks or think of a simple plan in relation to everyday life.

    7. Have difficulty concentrating on the task.

    8. You feel as if your mind constantly wonders making it difficult to concentrate or focus on what you are doing.

    9. You might be forgetful regarding simple tasks like taking your keys with you when you go out. 

    10. You might feel chronically fatigued a lot of the time even if you have had a reasonable night’s sleep.

    PTSD symptoms can include intrusion symptoms, persistent avoidance, negative alterations in cognitions and moods and alterations in arousal and reactivity. They can also include brain fog.

    With PTSD, the brain doesn't function optimally. PTSD affects a number of brain areas specifically the amygdala and the pre-frontal cortex.

    If someone is experiencing PTSD symptoms these parts of the brain function differently. The amygdala can become hyper-sensitive and the pre-frontal cortex works less hard than usual. You’re unable to think clearly, and your brain feels foggy because the pre-frontal cortex is not firing normally.

    PTSD can also result in an increase in stress hormones moving around the body. This can disrupt your sleeping patterns and quality of sleep. PTSD affects memory making our mind and body feel as if it is still under threat. When you are trying to sleep your mind and body still thinks and feels as if it is trying to fight off a potential threat. This can result in fatigue caused by the stress or fight or flight response being permanently turned on.

  • 2 months ago

    I have no idea but there is a such thing as a speech therapist. Maybe one can help if this bothers you

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