Neurocognitive disorder

Organic mental disorder (OMS); Organic brain syndrome

Neurocognitive disorder is a general term that describes decreased mental function due to a medical disease other than a psychiatric illness.

Neurocognitive disorders are grouped into three subcategories:

  • Delirium.
  • Mild neurocognitive disorder - some decreased mental function, but able to stay independent and do daily tasks.
  • Major neurocognitive disorder - decreased mental function and loss of ability to do daily tasks. Also called dementia.

The major areas of the brain have one or more specific functions.



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