OVERVIEW OF ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS BY DR OBU OGHENERO JONATHAN

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 OVERVIEW OF ORGANIC MENTAL DISORDERS BY DR OBU OGHENERO JONATHAN

OUTLINE

OBJECTIVE

INTRODUCTION

EPIDEMIOLOGY

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

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

INTRODUCTION

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;

Dementia

Delirium

Amnesia and Amnesic disorders.

Alcohol- and drug-caused mental disorders are also organic The term β€˜organic mental disorders’ is gradually becoming obsolete because it incorrectly implies that the other mental disorders do not have a biological basis.

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