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Volume 15, issue 4

Case report

The life of a stammering doctor

Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk1, Małgorzata Janas-Kozik1, KASPER CZECH1, MACIEJ MATUSZCZYK1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2006; 15 (4): 319-320
Keywords: stammer, therapy
Abstract

Objective. The aim of the paper is an analysis of the medical history of a patient in a specific familial and professional situation.

Case report. A 33-year-old man, medical doctor, the only child of parents - physicians. The onset of his stammering was at the age of 15. He was unsuccessfully treated by his parents by a variety of methods. His stammer abated after treatment with paroxetine, a set of vitamins and microelements, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and separation from the parents.

Commentary. The paper reports the patient 's coping with his speech disorder present since the age of 15, as well as the treatment used.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk, Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej, ul Ziołowa 45, 40-635 Katowice, e-mail: irena@matuszczyk.pl