Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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: 2019  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--12

Management of stuttering using cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation


Monica Mongia1, Anindya Kumar Gupta2, Aishwarya Vijay3, Raja Sadhu4 
1 Scientist II, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Education, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
4 Consultant Psychiatrist, Queensland Health Services, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anindya Kumar Gupta
Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Air Force, Old Airport Road, Agram Post, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
India

Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder with varied etiological explanations. It is important to identify symptoms early so that adequate and timely intervention can be delivered with focus on management and recovery. Stuttering, besides affecting speech fluency, might have a number of negative psychosocial consequences for the sufferer that may lead to immense anxiety, besides other symptoms. Therefore, it is thus imperative to include multiple dimensions in the holistic treatment of stuttering. Cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness equip the client with the skills to manage the problems that occur as a result of stuttering. Since the rate of relapse in this condition is high, the chosen therapeutic paradigm must involve booster sessions over a long term. Periodic, detailed assessment would update the therapist about the barriers in treatment and would help in devising appropriate methods to get rid of these hindrances.


How to cite this article:
Mongia M, Gupta AK, Vijay A, Sadhu R. Management of stuttering using cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation.Ind Psychiatry J 2019;28:4-12


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Mongia M, Gupta AK, Vijay A, Sadhu R. Management of stuttering using cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 1 ];28:4-12
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