organic brain syndrome


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organic brain syndrome

[ȯr′gan·ik ′brān ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A mental condition of multiple etiologies, resulting in diffuse impairment of brain tissue function and manifested by a complex of symptoms including impaired judgment and intellectual function, and often somatic and motor dysfunctions.
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With ailments such as disease, organic brain syndrome or other forms of senility, deterioration can commence as early as age 30 or 40 and proceed to 100% loss of mental facilities in a decade.
The most common psychiatric symptoms were depression, violent behavior and organic brain syndrome.
These patients often have organic brain syndrome or Alzheimer's, and require more care than the family is able or willing to provide.
He later was diagnosed with Organic Brain Syndrome, which is described as a precursor to dementia.
"There is reason to believe that defendant may be suffering from a form of organic brain syndrome or frontal lobe damage affecting his ability to control his conduct," Mr.