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Disease Mutism

Name Mutism
Synonyms Aphasia, Kussmaul | Aphasia, Kussmaul's | Conversion Mutism | Conversion Mutisms | Elective Mutism | Elective Mutisms | Kussmaul Aphasia | Kussmaul's Aphasia | Kussmauls Aphasia | Mutism, Conversion | Mutism, Elective | Mutism, Organic | Mutisms | Mutisms, Conversion | Mutisms, Elective | Mutism, Selective | Mutisms, Organic | Mutisms, Voluntary | Mutism, Voluntary | Organic Mutism | Organic Mutisms | Selective Mutism | Voluntary Mutism | Voluntary Mutisms
Definition The inability to generate oral-verbal expression, despite normal comprehension of speech. This may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES or MENTAL DISORDERS. Organic mutism may be associated with damage to the FRONTAL LOBE; BRAIN STEM; THALAMUS; and CEREBELLUM. Selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. Kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. (From Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1994; 62(9):337-44)
Categories Mental disorder | Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D009155
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