Case Study: Fluoxetine in the Multimodal Treatment of a Preschool Child with Selective Mutism

HARRY H. WRIGHT, MICHAEL L. CUCCARO, TAMI V. LEONHARDT, DOROTHY F. KENDALL, JULIE H. ANDERSON

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Abstract

Selective mutism is a rare disorder with poor treatment outcome. The current study describes the successful treatment of selective mutism in a preschool-age girl, using a comprehensive multifaceted therapeutic approach. The components of this intervention reflect a conceptualization of selective mutism that emphasizes anxiety as a core feature but also focuses on associated factors such as oppositional behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-862
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • anxiety
  • fluoxetine
  • multimodal treatment
  • preschool child
  • selective mutism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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