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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The AGECAT diagnosis of organic brain syndrome has been shown |13, 14~ to correspond to diagnoses of dementia made using the rules of DSMIII.
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.