Organic Brain Disease

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Organic brain syndrome (OBS) is a general term used to describe decreased mental function due to a medical disease, other than a psychiatric illness. It is often used synonymously (but incorrectly) with dementia.

Alternative Names

OBS; Organic mental disorder (OMS); Chronic organic brain syndrome

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Disorders associated with OBS include:

  • Brain injury caused by trauma
    • Bleeding into the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage)
    • Bleeding into...
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