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Mutism (Selective Mutism) Summary

Description: The inability to generate oral-verbal expression, despite normal comprehension of speech. This may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES or MENTAL DISORDERS. Organic mutism may be associated with damage to the FRONTAL LOBE; BRAIN STEM; THALAMUS; and CEREBELLUM. Selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. Kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. (From Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1994; 62(9):337-44)

Also Known As: Selective Mutism; Elective Mutism; Kussmaul's Aphasia; Mutism, Conversion; Mutism, Elective Show All >>

Networked: 105 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 10 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Mutism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  3. Amobarbital (Amsal) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  4. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA) : 1 outcome in 6 results : IBA
  5. Tacrolimus (Prograf) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 7 Generic
  6. Antibodies : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  7. Phenelzine (Nardil) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 1
  8. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 25 Generic
  9. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Mutism

  1. Mutism (Selective Mutism)
  2. Seizures (Seizure)
  3. Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety Disorder)
  4. Craniocerebral Trauma (Head Injury)
  5. Hyperkinesis
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Key Therapies for Mutism

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  1. Psychodrama : 1 study in 1 result
  2. Liver Transplantation : 4 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 results
  4. Combined Modality Therapy : 3 results
  5. Intravenous Anesthesia : 3 results
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