Mutism in Non – Catatonic Schizophrenia: A Case Series

Aiswarya R Nair, Jibi Achamma, Rajesh Go .


Mutism is defined as a functional inhibition of speech and vocalization. While it is often observed to be a symptom of catatonia, mutism in schizophrenia in the absence of other features to suggest catatonia is uncommon. We report three cases of patients with schizophrenia with varying periods of mutism which did not respond to conventional treatment strategies.

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