Elective mutism-an atypical antecedent of schizophrenia

Sophie Eldar, Avi Bleich, Alan Apter*, Sam Tyano

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Elective mutism (EM) is a rare psychiatric condition of childhood involving refusal to speak in social situations. We herewith describe such a case which developed into a full-blown schizophrenic illness. This may be the first detailed report of such an outcome in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1985


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