Mutism (Selective Mutism)

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; Mutism, Organic; Mutism, Selective; Mutism, Voluntary; Aphasia, Kussmaul; Aphasia, Kussmaul's; Conversion Mutism; Conversion Mutisms; Elective Mutisms; Kussmauls Aphasia; Mutisms; Mutisms, Conversion; Mutisms, Elective; Mutisms, Organic; Mutisms, Voluntary; Organic Mutism; Organic Mutisms; Voluntary Mutism; Voluntary Mutisms; Kussmaul Aphasia
Networked: 105 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 10 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

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


1. Samanta, Debopam: 1 article (12/2015)
2. Maiolino, Luigi: 1 article (10/2015)
3. Di Mauro, Paola: 1 article (10/2015)
4. Cocuzza, Salvatore: 1 article (10/2015)
5. Pavone, Piero: 1 article (10/2015)
6. Serra, Agostino: 1 article (10/2015)
7. Andaloro, Claudio: 1 article (10/2015)
8. Mahadevan, A: 1 article (09/2015)
9. Yadav, R: 1 article (09/2015)
10. Nalini, A: 1 article (09/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Mutism:
1. Fluoxetine (Prozac)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)IBA
3. Amobarbital (Amsal)IBA
4. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA)IBA
5. Tacrolimus (Prograf)FDA LinkGeneric
6. AntibodiesIBA
7. Phenelzine (Nardil)FDA Link
8. Methylphenidate (Ritalin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Prednisolone (Predate)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Psychodrama
2. Liver Transplantation
3. Transplants (Transplant)
4. Combined Modality Therapy
5. Intravenous Anesthesia