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What are the chances that a child with selective mutism has episodes later in childhood, life?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe anxiety
Selective mutism is a form of anxiety disorder.
Though mutism doesn't typically occur in older children and adults, children with selective mutism are at some increased risk of other kinds of anxiety problems as they get older.

In brief: Maybe anxiety
Selective mutism is a form of anxiety disorder.
Though mutism doesn't typically occur in older children and adults, children with selective mutism are at some increased risk of other kinds of anxiety problems as they get older.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Minimal if treated
Most children with selective mutism recover as they mature.
But some continue having varying types of shyness or social anxiety. See links to support groups are provided therein.

In brief: Minimal if treated
Most children with selective mutism recover as they mature.
But some continue having varying types of shyness or social anxiety. See links to support groups are provided therein.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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