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Trauma Psychology

by Megan
(Seattle, Washington, US)



What is it called when someone experiences a trauma so severe that they refuse to speak? Why does this happen?

Is it something actually damaged in the speech area of the brain, or perhaps their ability to form coherent thoughts?

Unless I am mistaken, people like this still think perfectly, just don't speak. Does anyone have more info on this? Thank you!

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Apr 08, 2011
elective muteness
by: Megan

I am sure that is likely, but I was specifically referring to the symptom of elective muteness (especially in adults).

Mar 12, 2011
by: Anonymous

They may be dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

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