Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experienced SM (Selective Mutism) after their TBI? Before I obtained my TBI on January 16, 2008, I used to talk 24/7 and after I obtained my TBI, I still talk 24/7. As a result of my TBI, I have short term memory and anxiety. These two things work against me because I cannot remember what I said and to who I said it too. I get anxiety attacks when someone tells me something like: You said… in the past, you promised me … in the past, ect.
I am unable to know if I really did, said, or promised someone something in the past. So my solution to this is to just stop talking. I will talk occasionally but, rarely. I have been thinking on and off about making this change but, so far have not been able to stop talking. But, with all the technology we have, realistically I do not need to talk.