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Related to organic mental disorder: affective disorder, delirium, dementia, somatoform disorder

organic

1. of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals
2. of or relating to animal or plant constituents or products having a carbon basis
3. of or relating to one or more organs of an animal or plant
4. of, relating to, or belonging to the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon
5. of or relating to the essential constitutional laws regulating the government of a state

Organic

Forms that have a structure that perfectly fulfills their own functional requirements; intellectually integrated by a systematic connection and coordination of the parts to the whole.

organic

[ȯr′gan·ik]
(organic chemistry)
Of chemical compounds, based on carbon chains or rings and also containing hydrogen with or without oxygen, nitrogen, or other elements.

organic

Said of a material or compound derived from vegetable or animal life.
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DSM-IV discards the term organic disorders, stating that it "incorrectly implies that non organic mental disorders do not have a biological basis"
Organic mental disorders caused by HIV: Update on early diagnosis and treatment.
These individuals suffer from many types of mental illness, including adjustment disorders, organic mental disorders, affective disorders and psychosis.

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