Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 72-74
Evaluating the Dilemma of Organic Psychosis: A Case Report
Dr. Vivek Srivastava1, Dr. Savinder Singh2, Dr. Shobhit Kumar Prasad1, Dr. Priti Singh3, Dr. Ashish Kumar Malik4, Dr Asha Kumari5
1Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak
2Director, Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar
3Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak
4Senior resident, Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak
5Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SHKM Government Medical College, Nuh, Haryana
Corresponding Author: Dr. Ashish Kumar Malik
Mental and behavioral problems are known to result from brain dysfunction attributable to specific organic factor, and form the basis for organic psychosis. This entity includes disturbances of sensorium, cognitive impairments, psychotic symptoms, along with behavioral or personality changes which may be acquired after a period of typical development. Psychiatric symptoms may first bring such a person to medical attention, and may effectively over-shadow the indicators of organicity. This is case report of a 45 years old male presented with socially withdrawn behavior, muttering to self and poor self-care with other significant findings suggestive of a diagnosis of organic Psychosis.
- Brain dysfunction secondary to an organic insult forms the basis of organic psychosis.
- Features of organic psychosis may include disturbances of sensorium, impairments of higher mental functions, psychotic symptoms as well as behavioral or personality changes.
- Literature has attributed encephalomalacia with increased risk of psychotic symptoms.
- Diagnosis may be compounded by a lack of significant past history and is frequently associated with poor prognostic outcome.
Keywords: Brain Dysfunction; Organic Mental Disorder; Hallucination; Psychoses.