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psychogenic-acquired stuttering

As differentiated from “developmental stuttering,” this has been used to refers to stuttering acquired during adulthood which is at least partially a post-stress response to chronic or acute psychological disturbances in persons who have no prior history of stuttering. It has also been used to refer to document cases of stuttering associated with a conversion reaction.

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)

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