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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.
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