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November 29, 2009 7:25 PM Subscribe
What are some physiological causes for Mutism/Aphonia? I'm looking for reasons that are organic in origin (so no 'selective mutism' or other related disorders). I'm also looking for reasons that aren't comorbid with another condition, such as Autism, Deafness, etc.
posted by spinifex23 to health & fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In doing some reading on Disability and the Media, Mutism seems to a disability that gets used in some places, particularly Anime - so much so that there's now a trope called the Cute Mute
. Yet, mutism in real life seems to be rare. So, I'm wondering what could cause such a condition. (I'm also wondering why it seems to be used a lot in Anime, but that's the topic for another question!)