Organic brain disorder

Organic brain disorder

An organic brain disorder refers to impaired brain function due to damage or deterioration of brain tissue.
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One of the most rare and severe forms of epilepsy, LGS usually develops in preschool-aged children, many of whom have some kind of preexisting organic brain disorder, such as encephalopathy.
It is an organic brain disorder that develops gradually usually after the age of 65 years.
Mosher-Ashley (1994) found that only 20% of the residents receiving outpatient psychological services in a long-term care facility were diagnosed with organic brain disorder.
Such phenomena could reflect organic brain disorder, tic disorder, psychosis, mood disorder, "or just plain bad reaction to stimulants.
Today, we certainly have a better understanding of evidence-based practice, and there are now more studies showing that certain medications are better than others for some organic brain disorders.
In collaboration with the Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, the company has examined how the intake of arachidonic acid and DHA affects brain functions in the normal elderly aged 60 or over who have short memories as well as those who have organic brain disorders for over five years.
Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction from gross income for adult day and respite care expenses of individual taxpayers with respect to a dependent of the taxpayer who suffers from Alzheimer's disease or related organic brain disorders.
Greenfield explains: 'Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are organic brain disorders - that is to say there is a physical loss of brain cells in key brain areas.
There is growing speculation that a substantial portion of patients with hysteria, now referred to as conversion disorder (CD), are in fact, organic brain disorders in the early stages where they are most difficult to detect.
Many of their patients suffer from schizophrenia, although a substantial minority includes individuals with mental retardation, severe depression, organic brain disorders and autism.
They include individuals with severe depression, organic brain disorders, mental retardation and a variety of medical or surgical conditions.