Elective mutism: Introduction
Elective mutism: A rare psychiatric disorder where a child chooses not to speak in a social setting even though they are capable of speaking and often do so at home.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Elective mutism is available below.
Symptoms of Elective mutism
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Elective mutism:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Elective mutism?
Elective mutism: Related Patient Stories
Elective mutism: Deaths
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Causes of Elective mutism
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Disease Topics Related To Elective mutism
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Elective mutism: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Elective mutism
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See ...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders).
Failure to diagnose these...read more »
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Hospitals & Clinics: Elective mutism
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Elective mutism: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Elective mutism
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Prognosis for Elective mutism
Prognosis for Elective mutism:
usually only persists for weeks or months
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Research about Elective mutism
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Types of Elective mutism
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