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  • n  the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

  • She has a condition called selective mutism that is neither as rare nor as hopeless as experts believed.
  • Cho had been diagnosed with severe depression and selective mutism, a social anxiety disorder that inhibited him from speaking.
  • But so-called congenital deaf-mutism is actually a misnomer because inborn defects of the vocal cords that make speech impossible are almost unknown.
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  • 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
    Aug. 28, 2013 - PRWeb

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