Selective mutism

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Selective mutism

Selective mutism is a psychiatric disorder in which a person who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in given situations or to specific people. Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety. Most children diagnosed with selective mutism also have social anxiety disorder.

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Selective mutism

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

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