Organic Brain Syndromes. Aric Storck Resident Rounds February 16, 2005. Objectives. Approach to organic brain syndromes Delirium vs dementia OBS vs Psych Common presentations Will not discuss treatment Not evidence based. Organic Brain Syndrome Definition (Rosen).
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February 16, 2005
Unrecognized adult salicylate intoxication.Anderson RJ, Potts DE, Gabow PA, Rumack BH, Schrier RW.Ann Intern Med. 1976 Dec;85(6):745-8.
No psych history
Struggles at tasks
Recent>remote memory loss
Recent & remote memory loss
Responds to treatmentDementia vs pseudodementiaNB: Classic exam question
No psych hx
+/- involuntary muscle activity
visual, & auditory hallucinations
No involuntary muscle activity
May be oriented
Auditory hallucinationsDelirium vs Primary PsychosisNB: another classic exam question
EMR March 1999