Nov 23, 2017 · Selective mutism in adults and children is generally viewed as having several potential root causes. The first explanation is that selective mutism in adults is anxiety-based and that an anxiety disorder is responsible for triggering the mutism. The second possible explanation is that the individual possesses a low self-esteem or sense of self Author: Steve Lee.
Adult Selective Mutism. This is the perfect interview for people who think and wish that the young child will simply outgrow selective mutism. “Mike”, a 35-year old with SM and social anxiety describes his “avoidance of talking” because he thought “he had nothing to say”. He eventually learned this was not true as his belief and.
Selective mutism is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by the inability of individuals, mostly children, to speak in certain situations or with certain people.