13.5  Organic psychoses

Organic psychoses occur as a direct result of physical illness or brain damage. In addition to the general features of psychoses already described, there are likely to be alterations in the person’s conscious state. For example, they may appear disorientated or confused, and show symptoms of underlying physical illness. There are two types of organic psychosis: acute and chronic.

13.4.1  Signs and symptoms of recurrent psychoses

13.5.1  Signs and symptoms of acute organic psychoses