I Have A Family Member With Selective Mutism

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    My Brother

    My youngest brother has selective mutism and he's 5 now. He never shuts up at home though I think I had a bit of it myself as well, although nothing as bad as my brother's
    Kwozimodo Kwozimodo
    18-21
    Feb 24, 2010

    While browsing the web,

    I came across numerous articles about many parents questioning the existence of the disorder. They are often confused and panicked. Many parents are disturbed by it. While surfing for information, I found myself looking over the same info on every web sight and then again...
    Paris555 Paris555
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    4 Year Old With Selective Mutism, What Do I Do?

    I have a soon to be 5 year old who developed SM when she was younger, it was not bad in the beginning she always talked to us and to family but if we were out in public and a stranger came up to her and said hi to her or asked her something she would ignore them and either put...
    embers83 embers83
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2011

    I don't but I've had it ever

    since I was a child. I just started noticing it when I was at school all through high school. As a kid I isolated myself & never spoke when adults spoke to me. I was completely quiet outside home basically (hence "mute"). I was fine at home playing with neighbors& brothers but...
    XXLovelyPoisonXX XXLovelyPoisonXX
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2016

    Know 2 People That Appear To Have It It

    my grand son had it when he was small he never spoke if you could see him but you would hear others talking to you that you never saw and my grandaught her has a frind that is like they she will only talk with people she feels safe with or around
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jun 10, 2011
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