Abstract

Selective mutism was first mentioned in the 19th century by Kussmaul (1877), who described a disorder in which people would not speak in some situations, despite having the ability to speak. Tramer (1934) labeled the disorder elective mutism, with the belief that these children were “electing” not to speak.

Keywords

Depression Serotonin Haloperidol Hate 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tammie Ronen
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  1. 1.The Bob Shapell School of Social WorkTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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