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Selective mutism

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Signs and Symptoms of Selective mutism

All Signs & Symptoms of Selective mutism

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with Selective mutism:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
AnxietyOften1 mention
Discomfort talking to peopleOften1 mention
Not making eye contactOften1 mention
Not socializingOften1 mention
Not talkingOften1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of Selective mutism*

What happens to common Selective mutism symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Discomfort talking to people0%0%0%0%0%100%
Not making eye contact0%0%100%0%0%0%
Not socializing0%0%100%0%0%0%
Not talking0%0%100%0%0%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to Selective mutism

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with Selective mutism when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of Selective mutism

What was your approach to Selective mutism? What were the results?