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excel
02-16-10, 07:09 PM
Could someone please explain what Organic dysfunction is? What is organic personality syndrome?

Cacho
02-16-10, 08:58 PM
No clue, but organic is, "involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; "an organic disease"" so maybe dysfunctions that affect the body?

re: organic personality syndrome, google:
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/organic-personality-syndrome
http://wrongdiagnosis.com/o/organic_personality_syndrome/intro.htm

excel
02-19-10, 03:36 PM
this is what I was labelled as, trying to find answers

excel
03-16-10, 07:14 PM
doesn't anybody know about organic brain dysfunction

BlindDoingTime
03-28-10, 09:21 PM
doesn't anybody know about organic brain dysfunction

uhh, are you referring to what doctors called ADD back in the 60s/70s when they had no clue about the disorder?

if so, you mean organic brain syndrome, i.e. "an older and nearly obsolete general term from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_disorder) that cause impaired mental function (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_function).<sup id="cite_ref-urlMedlinePlus_Medical_Encyclopedia:_Organic_brain _syndrome_0-0" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_brain_syndrome#cite_note-urlMedlinePlus_Medical_Encyclopedia:_Organic_brain _syndrome-0)</sup>

...the term (which was never well-defined) is now almost officially obsolete term in psychiatry, having been removed from DSM-IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-IV), but still occasionally used in practice and in the literature."

meridian
03-29-10, 12:16 AM
Google and Wikipedia are your friends!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_brain_syndrome

excel
06-09-10, 02:31 PM
uhh, are you referring to what doctors called ADD back in the 60s/70s when they had no clue about the disorder?

if so, you mean organic brain syndrome, i.e. "an older and nearly obsolete general term from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_disorder) that cause impaired mental function (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_function).<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-urlMedlinePlus_Medical_Encyclopedia:_Organic_brain _syndrome_0-0>[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_brain_syndrome#cite_note-urlMedlinePlus_Medical_Encyclopedia:_Organic_brain _syndrome-0)</SUP>

...the term (which was never well-defined) is now almost officially obsolete term in psychiatry, having been removed from DSM-IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-IV), but still occasionally used in practice and in the literature."
They used it in the late 80s

excel
07-19-10, 10:32 AM
Could somebody expain organic dysfuntion, and organic dysfunction personality

EYEFORGOT
07-19-10, 01:27 PM
Are you referring to personality disorders (http://www.addforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=254)?

If I'm reading the responses correctly, "organic dysfunction" or "organic dysfunction personality" is too broad a term.

Who labeled you with this? If this is the best a doctor can do then I suggest another doctor for a second opinion, preferably someone who can be a little more specific.

It is frustrating to flounder around searching for answers when the specific issues are not addressed.

I began my search for answers when I saw a commercial for Adult ADD. Go figure, that time one of those worked out. It was the insistence of family to go for further diagnosis in treating what ended up being bipolar. They have similar symptoms, but turn out to be two seperate, yet co-existing, conditions.

Hope this helps your search.

excel
07-25-10, 07:51 PM
Labled by psch. one is with a personality disorder. The other is organic dysfuncion. Twp psch labeled me with it. They didn't even spend any time with me except testing me.

excel
12-08-10, 03:15 PM
just a general outdated term