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Medications for Stuttering

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Is there a pill that stops stuttering? Medications for Stuttering includes both studies and stutterers’ experiences to help you choose what’s right for you.

Plus the free e-book includes medications that can cause or increase stuttering (including Ritalin and anti-depressants), alcohol’s effect on stuttering, and even foods that affect stuttering.

This 17-page, easy-to-read e-book includes:

Medications To Reduce Stuttering

Two systematic reviews examined more than thirty studies of twenty pharmacological treatments for stuttering. Drugs included haloperidol (Haldol), risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine (Zyprexa), and pagoclone. Includes two reviews by stutterers who used these medications.

Medications That Increase Stuttering

Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and SSRI anti-depressants can increase or even cause stuttering in children and adults. Includes the story of a woman whose anti-depressant medication made her stuttering worse.


Two studies suggest that thiamin (vitamin B-1) is effective for children and adults. Magnesium and B-complex supplements may increase the effectiveness of thiamin. Plus a double-blind study the author inadvertently did on himself, and stutterer’s examination of the neuroscience of thiamin.

Related Topics of Interest

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox)
  • Tranquilizers. Includes a bride’s story of her wedding day with a stutterer who was given a strong tranquilizer pill.
  • Alcohol’s effect on stuttering
  • Placebos
  • Foods that affect stuttering. Includes a diet that one stutterer loves and another hates!

About the Author

Thomas David Kehoe is a stutterer, owner of Casa Futura Technologies, and a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Thomas David Kehoe, stuttering author

May 3, 2013. Beautiful spring weather in Boulder!

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