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February 1981

Adult-Onset Stuttering Treated With Anticonvulsants

Author Affiliations

From the Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(2):132. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510020090016

• Stuttering and aphasia emerged as salient clinical features in an adult with multifocal brain damage and paroxysmal EEG activity. Anticonvulsant treatment was associated with reversal of the stuttering and with marked improvement in language abilities.