Phenelzine treatment of elective mutism: a case report.

  title={Phenelzine treatment of elective mutism: a case report.},
  author={D. H. Golwyn and Robert Weinstock},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={51 9},
A 7-year-old girl with a 2-year history of elective mutism was successfully treated with phenelzine. The only side effects of treatment were mild constipation and weight gain. Talkativeness as a dopaminergic behavioral effect of phenelzine is described. On the basis of the case report and the literature, the authors raise nosologic questions concerning elective mutism and social phobia.