James Hicks, M.D., 50 SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS (Yale University Press)

Home
Dr. James Hicks
About the Book
Table of Contents
Newsletter
Resources
Send this Web site to a Friend


Purchase Online

or ask for 50 Signs at your local bookstore.

Buy A Book! Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble.com

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

 

Speech Difficulties

Sh-sh-shoot! That girl noticed you checking her out. She turns to her girlfriend and giggles. But then she looks over at you again and smiles.

You hope she doesn't come over now. If you open your mouth, you'll make a fool of yourself. Once the game starts you can show off on the field. Maybe you could go for an ice cream afterwards. You're always more relaxed after the game. Maybe you won't trip all over your words.

Oh no, here she comes. You start to walk away, but it's too late. She says hello and asks you if you're on the team. "Bh-b-b-bh . . . hello! D-d-defense!" you sputter.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Speech Difficulties
  • How to Cope with Speech Problems

 

This excerpt may not be reproduced without written permission from the publishers.
Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks

Return to Table of Contents > Previous Topic: Sloppiness > Next Topic: Stress


Home | Dr. James Hicks | About the Book | Table of Contents | New Information | Resources | Send this Web site to a Friend

Copyright 2005 - James Whitney Hicks, MD - All rights reserved.