Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Training in the Treatment of Adults Who Stutter

  title={Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Training in the Treatment of Adults Who Stutter},
  author={Sanjeev K. Gupta and Yashodharakumar and Vasudha},
Introduction: Stuttering is a developmental speech disorder with multiple etiological factors. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has shown effectiveness in reducing anxiety symptoms and dysfluent speech in adults who stutter (AWS). So we planned to study the comparative efficacy of CBT and CBT combined with mindfulness training (MT) in AWS. Aim: The aim of this preliminary study was to examine and compare the efficacy of CBT and CBT combined with MT in reducing anxiety symptoms, and dysfluent… 

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