Dysarthria can lead to a number of complications, including:

  • Communication problems. Dysarthria may make it difficult for others to understand you when you speak, decreasing your ability to communicate effectively.
  • Social difficulty. The communication problems caused by dysarthria may affect your relationships with family and friends and can make social situations challenging.
  • Depression. In some people, dysarthria may lead to social isolation and depression.
May. 24, 2012