organic brain syndrome


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organic brain syndrome

n.
Any of various disorders of cognition caused by permanent or temporary brain dysfunction and characterized especially by dementia.
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Noun1.organic brain syndrome - mental abnormality resulting from disturbance of the structure or function of the brain
mental abnormality - any abnormality of mental function
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In relation to the type of lesion, the frequency of clinical signs and symptoms was highest among the patients with primary tumors, whereas the absence of nausea, vomiting, cerebellar syndrome was observed in the patients with secondary tumors, and only one patient was recorded with organic brain syndrome, headache, seizure and speech disorders.
Psychiatric diagnoses in the forensic reports did not always conform to diagnoses listed in the DSM or ICD manuals; for example, the terms 'organic brain syndrome', 'maniform psychosis' and 'psychosis' were used as the diagnosis in some of the clinical records.
Comorbid conditions included convulsions, CNS disorder, organic brain syndrome, severe mental retardation, substance-related disorder, and congenital heart defects.
With the possible exception of depression, the mental disorder constituting the greatest health problem in the older age group is organic brain syndrome of varying etiology and severity.
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