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Elective mutism is something that kids grow out of?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really.

True mutism is a very serious response to what probably is a profound emotional/developmental problem. The symptom (mutism) may go away with time & circumstances, but it's unlikely that the underlying problem will leave forever without a trace.
This condition warrants ongoing professional management and monitoring, for years.

In brief: Not really.

True mutism is a very serious response to what probably is a profound emotional/developmental problem. The symptom (mutism) may go away with time & circumstances, but it's unlikely that the underlying problem will leave forever without a trace.
This condition warrants ongoing professional management and monitoring, for years.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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