Question: Why do I stutter when Im nervous?

Stressful situations, especially those where your anxiety may be high, can make your stuttering worse and stifle the muscle movements your body needs to make in order to speak clearly. There is a significant connection between stress, nervousness, and anxiety when it comes to stuttering.

Is it normal to stutter when nervous?

Speakers who do not stutter may experience dysfluency when they are nervous or feeling pressured. These situations may also cause speakers who stutter to be less fluent. Speech difficulties that appear after an emotional trauma (psychogenic stuttering) are uncommon and not the same as developmental stuttering.

How do I stop being stuttering when nervous?

Quick tips for reducing stutteringPractice speaking slowly. Speaking slowly and deliberately can reduce stress and the symptoms of a stutter. Avoid trigger words. People who stutter should not feel as though they have to stop using particular words if this is not their preference. Try mindfulness.

Can you get a stutter from anxiety?

Stuttering may also sometimes occur when a person is under a great deal of emotional distress. For example, people with social anxiety disorder (SAD) may sometimes stutter when they are in stressful social situations.

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