Journal article

Anxiety of children and adolescents who stutter: A review

Kylie A Smith, Lisa Iverach, Susan O'Brian, Elaina Kefalianos, Sheena Reilly

JOURNAL OF FLUENCY DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: Adults who stutter have heightened rates of anxiety disorders, particularly social anxiety disorder, compared with non-stuttering controls. However, the timing of anxiety onset and its development in relation to stuttering is poorly understood. Identifying the typical age of anxiety onset in stuttering has significant clinical implications and is crucial for the management of both disorders across the lifespan. The present review aims to determine the scope of the research pertaining to this topic, identify trends in findings, and delineate timing of anxiety onset in stuttering. METHODS: We examine putative risk factors of anxiety present for children and adolescents who stutter, an..

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Awarded by Victorian's Governments Operational Infrastructure Support Program


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The Victorian's Governments Operational Infrastructure Support Program, and the Australian Research Council, who provided support for project grants (#1041947 and #DP0984833).Lisa Iverach is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Project Grant (#1052216).Sheena Reilly is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (#1041892).