Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Selective Mutism

Courtney P. Keeton, Ph.D., Nicole Marie S. Dull, , Kelly L. Drake, Ph.D., Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Anxiety disorder of early childhood characterized by restricted and qualitatively variable speech in social situations despite capacity for normal speech

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Last updated: November 21, 2014