Organic illness

Organic illness

A physically, biologically based illness.
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Keatlaretse Siamisang confirmed that the condition was caused by hysteria and there was no cure save for counselling since there were no clear symptoms showing that there was an organic illness in any part of the body.
Furthermore, her brain scan and EEG show no signs of organic illness.
Epidemic hysteria is defined as a constellation of symptoms suggestive of organic illness that occurs between two or more people who share belief related to the symptoms.
(5) In the above cases, all possibilities of an organic illness have been ruled out after a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations.
The book shows how overlapping perceptions of speech have linked speech disorders with mental infirmity, trauma, sexuality, violence, and organic illness in literary symbolism, as well as positive meanings such as various degrees of inspired glossolalia.
Because delirium usually is caused by an organic illness, confusional symptoms may disappear once the underlying problem is treated, said Dr.
MPR is a syndrome comprising a collection of symptoms, which are consistent with organic illness, but lack an identifiable cause, and which rapidly spread through socially connected groups due to psychogenic factors.
In this reprise of Hypnosis and Counselling in the Treatment of Chronic Illness (2002)--the new title reflecting the fact that cancer is increasingly becoming a chronic illness, members of the British Association for the Person Centered Approach to Counseling and Education address the question of: "If hynoptherapy is so good why are doctors not using it?" Following a brief history of hypnotism, Frank and Mooney argue that hypnotherapy can successfully treat psychosomatic aspects of organic illness. The book includes case studies and exercises but not updated references.
Another example of organic illness and depression illustrates and epitomizes the therapeutic potential of vigorous exercise vis-a-vis psychophysiologic well-being.
All subjects had substantial fatigue not related to organic illness or lifestyle behaviors; none met criteria for depression, and none were already taking antidepressants.
The causes of FTT include occult organic illness, polypharmacy, malnutrition, depression, dementing illnesses, age-related changes in the presence of decreased homeostatic reserves and an inadequate psychological support system.
Medical researchers are developing computer imagery that will improve the iagnosis and therapy of organic illness as part of the Epidaure project.