in the DSM-III, an illness marked by a significant alteration in character or actions because of an aspect which injures the brain, for instance, a tumor, head trauma, or vascular illness. The character alterations consist of at least one of the following: emotionally labile states, significant apathy and absences of interest, and feelings of paranoia or suspicion. This diagnostic class has been eliminated from the DSM-IV-TR.

ORGANIC PERSONALITY SYNDROME: "Both specialists said Julie has something called organic personality syndrome."