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Mutism, Selective

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Evdokia Anagnostou, MD, Clinician Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto and Ellen Drumm, HBA, Clinical Research Associate, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Mutism, Selective

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Selective mutism is a rare psychiatric condition primarily occurring during childhood. It is characterized by the failure to speak in certain social situations. The ability to speak and understand spoken language is not impaired, and may be exhibited in more familiar environments. Symptoms include excessive shyness and social anxiety.

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