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Selective Mutism ‘A Phobia Of Talking’

July 15, 2015

Selective mutism is best described as a “phobia of talking”.
It is an anxiety disorder that affects an estimated one in 150 children.
This falls to one in 1,000 among adolescents – and one in 2,400 young adults. But the proportion of older adults with the condition is unknown.
Ashley John-Baptiste went to meet people with selective mutism.

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  1. Maria permalink
    July 15, 2015 9:20 pm

    no that is wrong, I have it, even though I’ve never been diagnosed I watched a program about it, and its the same I have only with me there are simply some situations or some people or at some times I cannot join in with the conversation and so it is if you have a block, like writers block you cannot say anything, until that person has gone away or the your out of that situation or that time has past, it isn’t a fear of speaking. it may be a form of anxiety though.

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