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Does selective mutism usually go away after awhile on its own in children?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Selective mutism is a form of social phobia or anxiety.
Treatment is usually successful, and the children often outgrow it as they become more self confident in social situations.

In brief: Yes

Selective mutism is a form of social phobia or anxiety.
Treatment is usually successful, and the children often outgrow it as they become more self confident in social situations.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Yes - After Awhile

Selective mutism is usually related to anxiety for some reason.
It tends to improve with time. However, it may last for a long time, which leads to frustration for parents and adults around the child. Treatment of underlying anxiety is usually helpful.

In brief: Yes - After Awhile

Selective mutism is usually related to anxiety for some reason.
It tends to improve with time. However, it may last for a long time, which leads to frustration for parents and adults around the child. Treatment of underlying anxiety is usually helpful.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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