mutism

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Synonyms for mutism

the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

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A further demonstration of the efficacy of stimulus fading treatment of elective mutism.
A follow-up study of 45 patients with elective mutism.
Treatment of elective mutism with fluoxetine: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
It isn't uncommon for achild with this elective mutism to speak in certain places (for example, school) but not in others (for example, home).