February 21, 2004

Schizophrenia Drug for Stuttering?

This news story about recent research on how a schizophrenia drug (Olanzapine) may help people who stutter is interesting to me because a friend's brother who stuttered a lot as a child also developed schizophrenia later in life. It makes me wonder about the connection between stuttering and schizophrenia - and if stuttering might in fact be an early sign (of increased risk of schizophrenia).

Drug for schizophrenia may help stutterers - For many sufferers it's a frustrating affliction, but soon people who stutter may be able to take a pill to ease their speech impediment. The drug olanzapine is normally prescribed to people with schizophrenia, but an international conference in Perth has heard it can also improve stuttering by up to 75 per cent.

Posted by szadmin at February 21, 2004 09:30 PM

More Information on Schizophrenia Medications


send to me dose and cours of treatment plz

Posted by: kanoun at June 10, 2005 07:39 PM

Will doctors prescribe olanzapine for stuttering? Who do I need to go to in order to get an olanzapine prescription for stuttering?

Posted by: john at December 7, 2005 04:20 PM

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