Are now unlinked in dsm. 5, each with separate criteria. Separation anxiety disorder and selective mutism are classified as anxiety. Selective mutism symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow diagnostic criteria for virtually any mental health disorder. Anxiety disorders introduction. According to the dsm. V, selective mutism is a childhood disorder typified by an inability to speak in certain circumstances. Specifically, it is a consistent failure to speak in certain social situations where there is a natural expectation of speaking. American psychiatric association.
Diagnostic criteria for selective mutism. These criteria are obsolete. Selective mutism is diagnosed in individuals who fail to. Criteria used to diagnose selective mutism dsm. An information and advisory service for selective mutism. Diagnostic criteria selective mutism. 5 now classifys sm as an. Selective mutism diagnostic criteria. Consistent failure to speak in specific social situations in which there is an expectation for speaking. Despite speaking in other situations. The disturbance interferes with educational or occupational achievement or with social communication.
Dsm impact on selective mutism. Previously elective mutism. Until the inception of our organization in. Was virtually ignored and regarded as a rare and low public interest disorder. As such, input for the dsm iii and dsm iii. R had to be drawn from available literature. Formerly elective mutism. Consistent failure to speak in specific social situations. In which there is an expectation for speaking, e. Selective mutism speech rounds. May 6, presented by kirstie kneppers, r. What is selective mutism.