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in the DSM-III-R, any disruption of mood with indicators which meet the standards for a mood disorder but which stem from a particular identifiable organic disorder. This diagnostic class has been eliminated from DSM-IV-TR. Commonly referred to as organic mood syndrome.

ORGANIC-AFFECTIVE SYNDROME: "They've diagnosed Seth with organic-affective syndrome and claim he needs to seek treatment right away."

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