MANAGEMENT OF A MUTE PATIENT BY DR. OGHALE-OGHENE SELE

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 MANAGEMENT OF A MUTE PATIENT BY DR. OGHALE-OGHENE SELE

OUTLINE

Objective

Introduction

Differential diagnosis

Management

Conclusion

References

INTRODUCTION

Mutism is a commonΒ  clinicalΒ  symptom seen in psychiatry as well as neurology outpatient department.

Mutism occurs in association with other disturbances in behavior, thoughts process, affect or levels of consciousness.

Mutism occurs in a number of conditions, both functional and organic and a properΒ  diagnosis is important for management.

DEFINITION
Mutism is defined as inability or unwillingness to speak, resulting in an absence or marked paucity of verbal output.

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