Elective mutism: an analysis of 100 cases.

  title={Elective mutism: an analysis of 100 cases.},
  author={H. Ch Steinhausen and C Juzi},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={35 5},
OBJECTIVE An extended series of 100 children with elective mutism (EM) was clinically analyzed. METHOD The total sample included two subgroups of clinically referred children at different locations and a subgroup of nonreferred children with EM. The study was based on comprehensive item sheets and, in the nonreferred sample only, the Child Behavior Checklist. RESULTS EM is a rare disorder in the referred child psychiatric samples. It typically starts at preschool age, is more common in… CONTINUE READING
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