organic psychosis


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organic psychosis

Psychosis induced by structural brain changes. Emotional instability, irritability, angry outbursts, and inattention are typical symptoms. At any time in the course of the disease, memory, comprehension, ideation, and orientation may become defective. Possible causes include alcohol, narcotics, trauma, syphilis, drugs, poisons, chronic infections, encephalitis, and brain tumors, among many others.
See also: psychosis
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The phenomenology of acute organic psychosis. Comparison with acute schizophrenia.
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Yesterday, at the High Court in Glasgow, Dennis Crawley, defending, produced a report from Professor Ian Bone, of the Southern General Hospital, who concluded Hair was suffering from acute organic psychosis.