• depression
  • Other causes of akinetic mutism are as follows: Respiratory arrest and cerebral hypoxia Acute cases of encephalitis lethargica Meningitis Hydrocephalus Trauma Tumors Aneurysms Olfactory groove meningioma Cyst in third ventricle Toxical lesions and infections of central nervous system Delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy (DPHL) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (mesencephalic form) Akinetic mutism can be misdiagnosed as depression, delirium, or locked-in syndrome, all of which are common following a stroke. (wikipedia.org)