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Can you have selective mutism if you can talk to peers, but not to professors?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Selective mutism is a condition that usually appears in children.
Not being able to speak to professors would be a specific phobia or source of anxiety in an adult. The fact that one can speak to other social classes of adults would rule out agoraphobia, or a similar condition. It might be best to speak with a counselor or therapist about why you can't speak with professors.

In brief: No

Selective mutism is a condition that usually appears in children.
Not being able to speak to professors would be a specific phobia or source of anxiety in an adult. The fact that one can speak to other social classes of adults would rule out agoraphobia, or a similar condition. It might be best to speak with a counselor or therapist about why you can't speak with professors.
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