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AKINETIC MUTISM

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AKINETIC MUTISM

1. Patients with akinetic mutism are profoundly apathetic, although they register most of what is happening around them.

2. They may speak normally and relate events from the recent and distant past.

3. This state is caused by bilateral lesions of the anterior frontal lobes, leaving intact the motor and sensory pathways.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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