ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROMES

in the DSM-III, a set of illnesses or dysfunctions, consisting of amnestic disorder, organic character syndrome, dementia, delirium, and organic delusional syndrome, each marked by a trend of psychological and behavioral indicators correlated with temporary or lasting brain malfunction, but without referring to a cause. This diagnostic class has been eliminated from the DSM-IV-TR. Commonly referred to as organic cognitive syndromes.

ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROMES: "Organic brain syndromes are generally treatable, but incurable."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROMES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/organic-brain-syndromes/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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