All about selective mutism: symptoms, causes, and treatment

Learn all about this slippery but severe anxiety disorder

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27/10/22 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Anxiety

Selective mutism is best described as an anxiety disorder that causes a normally verbal person to be unable to speak when exposed to certain situations. While it is estimated to affect around one in 140 young children, awareness about selective mutism is relatively low. That said, there are certain misconceptions about the condition that have to be dispelled.

Check out this gallery to learn about selective mutism and what can be done about it.

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