MUTISM

is believed to be a neurological condition which manifests itself through the absence of speaking due to various physical or psychogenic factors. Physiologically speaking, damage to the regions of the brain or the structures themselves which regulate and support the production of speech may lead to mutism due to the biological inability to coordinate the correct muscles to produce speech.

MUTISM: "Some individuals have developed neurological conditions where they do not speak, either through choice or a pathological fear of their target - this is mutism."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MUTISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mutism-2/ (accessed August 4, 2020).
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