Zolpidem Might Assist Patients With Akinetic Mutism
A new study finds that zolpidem, temporarily improved brain function in a patient suffering from akinetic
mutism. The patient was able to communicate// , walk, and eat without assistance after receiving the drug for a bout of insomnia.
Zolpidem is a drug normally used to treat insomnia.
Akinetic in Biological News
Insomnia drug can improve brain function
...t insomnia, temporarily improved brain function in a patient suffering from akinetic
mutism, a condition in which the person is alert but cannot speak or move. ... France, researchers conducted a study of a 48 year-old woman who developed akinetic
mutism due to oxygen deprivation to her brain following an attempted suicid...
Master planners in brain may coordinate other areas' roles in cognitive tasks
...ther it plays such a very basic role that its participation is almost always required," he explains.
The researchers' theories are reinforced by akinetic
mutism, a condition that occurs in patients who suffer a lesion from stroke or surgery that includes the cingulate. To varying degrees, such patients ...
Akinetic in other areas