PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL MANIFESTATION OF ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS
PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS KNOWN TO RESULT FROM CEREBRAL OR SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGICAL PROCESS
WARNING SIGNS OF THE PRESENCE OF ORGANIC FACTORS
DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS
MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS
Mental disorders can be classified as either Organic or Functional
Organic mental disorders are mental disorders that are judged to have arisen from a recognizable medical condition, or a cerebral or systemic pathological process based on evidence from the history, physical examination, laboratory or other investigative findings, or response to treatment.
Functional mental disorders are mental disorders without an identifiable cause.
Core organic mental disorders include;
Amnesia and Amnesic disorders.
Alcohol- and drug-caused mental disorders are also organic The term ‘organic mental disorders’ is gradually becoming obsolete because it incorrectly implies that the other mental disorders do not have a biological basis.