Organic mental disorders except dementia

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What are organic mental disorders?[edit | edit source]

  • symptoms due to visible brain damage
  • primary organic disorders
  • symptomatic disorders: underlying physical disorder (e.g. infectious disease, systemic disease) → leading to mental disorders (i.e. mental disorders as part of their symptomatology)

Organic amnestic syndrome[edit | edit source]

= Korsakoff syndrome, not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive substances (alcohol induced is F10.6)

  • defect of recent memory: anterograde and retrograde amnesia
  • a hallmark are confabulations (unconscious lies to fill up memory gaps)
  • evidence of an insult to or a disease of the brain

Organic personality disorder F07.0[edit | edit source]

  • usually consequence of a serious trauma to the brain
  • significant changes of behavior

Postencephalitic syndrome F07.1[edit | edit source]

Postconcussional syndrome F07.2[edit | edit source]

  • fatigue, irritability, headache, dizziness, difficulty in concentration, reduced tolerance to stress...

Other organic mental disorders[edit | edit source]

  • F06: Organic hallucinosis, organic catatonic disorder, organic delusional (schizophrenia-like) disorder, Organic mood disorder, organic anxiety disorder, organic dissociative disorder, organic emotionally labile disorder, mild cognitive disorder, NOS...
  • F05: Delirium, not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive substances