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Selective mutism

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a person who is normally capable of speech cannot speak in specific situations or to specific people. Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety. People with selective mutism stay silent even when the consequences of their silence include shame, social ostracism or even punishment. Selective mutism affects about 0.8% of people at some point in their lives.

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A Tumblr blog to provide support, encouragement, and advice for those with SM/social anxiety.

Contributed by Abby Zavatchen

This is the website for the Selective Mutism Network. Here you can find information about SM, books, Tshirts and other products to support and spread awareness of SM, and much more.

Contributed by Abby Zavatchen

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