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What is an organic mental disorder? What causes it?

What is an organic mental disorder? What causes it?

OBS: Also known as Organic Brain Syndrome, is alteration in mental functions as result of medical disorders, such as Brain injury, Respiratory illness, Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Infections, Drugs/alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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Could you explain what is an organic mental disorder?

Organic: Organic mental disorder is an older way of describing problems that are believed to be more fundamentally biological and brain-based mental disorders. For example, a patient who suffered a traumatic brain injury or is having agitation as part of a dementing disorder in which there are visible brain changes might be called organic, as opposed to anxiety related to a situation stressor. ...Read more

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What is an organic mental disorder and chronic brain syndrome?

What is an organic mental disorder and chronic brain syndrome?

Terminology: These are older terms intending to contrast disorders affecting physical brain & its anatomical functioning, with disorders thought to be more neurotic -- arising from unconscious defense mechanisms at the like. "organic mental disorders" include acute confusional states like delirium, as in alcohol & drug withdrawal. They also include chronic syndromes such as dementia (example: alzheimer's). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental disorder?

Seek help: from your doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

No single answer: Mental disorder is a broad term, like "disease, " there is no single set of symptoms that define it, except that it affects behavior and or thinking in ways that cause the person to have trouble functioning on a day-to-day basis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental disorder or something?

Get evaluated: Two factors determine illness: symptoms and dysfunction. If the symptoms have a negative impact on your life like interfering with work, relationships or enjoyment of life I would seek help ...Read more

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What if i was to have a mental disorder would i know it?

What if i was to have a mental disorder would i know it?

No problem: That dose is within acceptable limits. Make sure advil (ibuprofen) is taken with food to minimize the risk of GI problems. ...Read more

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Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

Human State: Without being facetious, i'd say this is the state of most humans -- whether we realize it or not. Most of us are shocked when others see things differently from us. Think of all the household arguments you've ever seen; the stalemate in our congress; wars, etc. We walk around with our opinions of others, forgetting that we only see a portion of reality. In this way, we're all delusional. ...Read more

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What causes mental disorders?

Many factors: Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what causes any particular mental disorder, maybe with the exception of PTSD. Some are genetically based, but they may not show up in all members of a family. Equally frrequent are environmentally based causes such as chronic neglect or abuse, but these also don't always develop in everyone exposed. It is an ongoing and longstanding question. ...Read more

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Mental disorders are diseases?

Yes: Mental disorders are diseases, not a moral failing. If you have any issues, please consult your doctor as effective treatment may be available for the disorder. ...Read more