Chapter 20

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  1. What is organic brain disorder?
    A temporary or permanent dysfunction of the brain caused by a disturbance in the physical or physiologic functioning of the brain.
  2. What is a functional disorder?
    One in which the abnormal operation of an organ cannot be traced to an obvious change in the actual structure or physiology of the organ or organ system.
  3. What is the single most factor that contributes to suicide?
  4. What is psychosis?
    Is a state of delusion in whih the person is out of touch with reality.
  5. What is the definition of altered mental status? (AMS)
    A change in the way a person thinks and behaves that may signal disease in the central nervous system or elsewhere in the body.
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Chapter 20
Psychiatric Emergnecies
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