AKINETIC MUTISM: WHAT IS AKINETIC MUTISM?

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Definition: What is "Akinetic Mutism"?

AKINETIC MUTISM

Akinetic mutism is the term used to describe persons who neither move nor speak.

Causes

This condition is due to a severe damage of the frontal lobe affecting the patient's inhibitory control; the person affected by this illness has increased passivity & decreased speech & motion. The illness is caused by an olfactory groove meningioma, which can occur in a stroke. The ablation of the cingulated gyrus can also contribute to the onset of the disease, since the drug is used to treat psychosis.

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