"Mutism" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
- Selective Mutism
- Mutism, Selective
- Mutism, Voluntary
- Mutisms, Voluntary
- Voluntary Mutism
- Voluntary Mutisms
- Mutism, Elective
- Elective Mutism
- Elective Mutisms
- Mutisms, Elective
- Mutism, Organic
- Mutisms, Organic
- Organic Mutism
- Organic Mutisms
- Kussmaul Aphasia
- Aphasia, Kussmaul
- Kussmaul's Aphasia
- Aphasia, Kussmaul's
- Kussmauls Aphasia
- Mutism, Conversion
- Conversion Mutism
- Conversion Mutisms
- Mutisms, Conversion
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Mutism" by people in Profiles.
Mutism and cerebellar dysarthria after brain stem surgery: case report. Neurosurgery. 1995 Apr; 36(4):854-7.