A follow-up study of 45 patients with elective mutism

  title={A follow-up study of 45 patients with elective mutism},
  author={Helmut Remschmidt and Mathias Poller and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann and Klaus Hennighausen and Cornelius Gutenbrunner},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
Forty five patients (23 boys and 22 girls) with elective mutism (8.7 ± 3.6 years old), who were referred to a university department and a child guidance clinic within a 15-year-period, were followed up on average 12 years later. For 41 of them, sufficient information could be obtained at follow-up, and 31 patients could be investigated personally. At follow-up, an interview and a standardized psychopathological examination were carried out as well as two standardized biographic inventories. The… CONTINUE READING
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