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Akinetic Mutism

Akinetic Mutism 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 and decreased speech and 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.

Akinetic Mutism Definition

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

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