Our expert says:
I'd start by discussing this with your shrink, to mclarify the precise nature of the problem. If one feels socially anxious and shy, one may get into the habit of mumbling, for fear of people being critical of whatever you say. If this is the case, seeing a psychologist for CBT to reduce the anxiety in such situation could help a lot.
Anxiety in such social situations also often makes i harder to find the words you know and need at that precise time.
Neurological disorders are possible, but probably unlikely here, and your psychiatrist should be capable of checking for those, and re-assuring you. Speech therapy would only be a good idea if you were referred by a shrink, as they deal well with specific primary speech problems, rather than those caused by other issues ( like anxiety or depression ) which need to be treated first. Treating that underlying problem usually clears up the speech difficulties without any need for speech therapy.
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