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Are there any good medications to help with children that are selective mutes?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the selective mutism is due to a social phobia or agoraphobia, then there are some possible treatments that may help.
Anxiolytics can reduce these symptoms.

In brief: Depends

If the selective mutism is due to a social phobia or agoraphobia, then there are some possible treatments that may help.
Anxiolytics can reduce these symptoms.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Medications such as antidepressants sometimes help reduce anxiety, making it more likely the child will talk. However, active assistance to getting the child to talk also typically is crucial for successful treatment.
Dr. William Holmes
Selective mutism is often related to anxiety, which is often treated in children with the use of antidepressant medcines in combination with therapy.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unclear

Selective mutism is a specific type of anxiety, and treatments for anxiety such as antidepressants sometimes seem to help.
However, as is true with nearly all types of anxiety, progress is better and longer lasting if medication is linked to an intervention that gets the person to begin facing the fearing in a way gradual enough to foster success.

In brief: Unclear

Selective mutism is a specific type of anxiety, and treatments for anxiety such as antidepressants sometimes seem to help.
However, as is true with nearly all types of anxiety, progress is better and longer lasting if medication is linked to an intervention that gets the person to begin facing the fearing in a way gradual enough to foster success.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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