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What is Elective mutism?

What is Elective mutism?

  • 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.

Elective mutism: Introduction

Types of Elective mutism:

Broader types of Elective mutism:

How serious is Elective mutism?

Prognosis of Elective mutism: usually only persists for weeks or months

What causes Elective mutism?

Causes of Elective mutism: see causes of Elective mutism

What are the symptoms of Elective mutism?

Symptoms of Elective mutism: see symptoms of Elective mutism

Can anyone else get Elective mutism?

More information: see contagiousness of Elective mutism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Elective mutism

Elective mutism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Elective mutism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Elective mutism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Elective mutism: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Elective mutism.
Treatments for Elective mutism: see treatments for Elective mutism
Research for Elective mutism: see research for Elective mutism

Name and Aliases of Elective mutism

Main name of condition: Elective mutism

Other names or spellings for Elective mutism:

selective mutism

Elective mutism: Related Conditions

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