Testosterone levels of children with a diagnosis of developmental stuttering


SELÇUK E. B. , Erbay L. G. , OZCAN O. O. , KARTALCI Ş., BATÇIOĞLU K.

THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, vol.11, pp.793-798, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/tcrm.s83129
  • Journal Name: THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.793-798
  • Keywords: children, stuttering, testosterone, PUBERTAL CHANGES, SEX-HORMONES, BRAIN, LATERALIZATION, ADOLESCENTS, DISORDERS, RECOVERY, BEHAVIOR, STEROIDS, PATTERN

Abstract

Background: Stuttering is defined as a disruption in the rhythm of speech and language articulation, where the subject knows what he/she wants to say, but is unable to utter the intended word or phrase fluently. The effect of sex on development and chronicity of stuttering is well known; it is more common and chronic in males. We aimed to investigate the relationship between developmental stuttering and serum testosterone levels in this study.