mutism mutism

Definition(s):

  • (n) the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

Usage(s):

  1. She has a condition called selective mutism that is neither as rare nor as hopeless as experts believed.
  2. Cho had been diagnosed with severe depression and selective mutism, a social anxiety disorder that inhibited him from speaking.
  3. But so-called congenital deaf-mutism is actually a misnomer because inborn defects of the vocal cords that make speech impossible are almost unknown.

News

  • Is It Selective Mutism or Is My Child Just Shy?

    Dr. Carly Orenstein with Morris Psychological Group explains selective mutism, a little-known disorder and provides tips for parents. (PRWeb August 28, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/morrispsych/selectivemutism/prweb11056533.htm
    on August 28, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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