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Organic psychiatric disorders are psychiatric disorders which are caused by demonstrable pathology of the brain or other organ.
The causes include:
- structural disease e.g. brain tumour
- anoxic or hypoglycaemic brain damage
- degenerative changes e.g. Alzheimer's dementia
- brain trauma
Organic psychiatric disorders are classified as follows:
- acute generalized impairment (delerium)
- chronic impairment:
- generalized (dementia)
- specific syndromes
Last reviewed 01/2018