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Akinetic mutism

Akinetic mutism: Introduction

Akinetic mutism: Damage to parts of the brain (e.g. demyelinization and hydrocephalus) which results in a person being unable to talk or move despite the fact that they appear alert at times. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Akinetic mutism is available below.

Symptoms of Akinetic mutism

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Causes of Akinetic mutism

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Akinetic mutism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Akinetic mutism

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See ...read more »

Akinetic mutism: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Akinetic mutism: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Akinetic mutism

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