People with locked-in syndrome are usually completely paralysed, and are unable to speak or move.
- Sufferers can think and reason and can generally move their eyes
- The disorder can follow a traumatic brain injury, such as a massive stroke
- Although there is no cure, therapy such as functional neuromuscular stimulation can sometimes benefit victims by activating some of the paralysed muscles
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