Organic Brain Syndrome Overview
What is organic brain syndrome (OBS)?
People with organic brain syndrome (OBS) have a disease that causes a decrease in mental function caused by an underlying disease. Common causes for organic brain syndrome include alcoholism, senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease, concussion, encephalitis, epilepsy, drugs intoxication, meningitis, stroke, drug withdrawal and alcohol withdrawal.
What are the symptoms of organic brain syndrome (OBS)?
The symptoms of organic brain syndrome (OBS) include: impaired judgment, loss of memory, confusion, agitation, dementia, and delirium.
How does the doctor treat organic brain syndrome (OBS)?
The treatment of organic brain syndrome (OBS) depends on the underlying disorder. Supportive care can be a successful treatment in people who have lost brain function. Medications may be needed to treat aggressive behaviors that may occur with this condition.
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