Diagnistic & Statistical manual of Mental disorders

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A wide range of phobias has been described. 3 Obsessive compulsive neurosis This disorder is characterized by the persistent intrusion of unwanted thoughts, urges, or actions that the patient is unable to stop. The thoughts may consist of single words or ideas, ruminations, or trains of thought often perceived by the patient as nonsensical. The actions vary from simple movements to complex rituals such as repeated handwashing. Anxiety and distress are often present either if the patient is prevented from completing his compulsive ritual or if he is concerned about being unable to control it himself.

It is the intensity of the outbursts and the individual's inability to control them which distinguishes this group. Cases diagnosed as "aggressive personality" are classified here. If the patient is amnesic DEFINITIONS OF TERMS 43 for the outbursts, the diagnosis of Hysterical neurosis, Non-psychotic OBS with epilepsy or Psychosis with epilepsy should be considered. 4 Obsessive compulsive personality ((Anankastic personality)) This behavior pattern is characterized by excessive concern with conformity and adherence to standards of conscience.

06 Schizophrenia, simple type, not psychotic. It should be noted that this Manual permits an organic condition to be classified as a psychosis only if the patient is psychotic during the episode being diagnosed. If the specific physical condition underlying one of these disorders is known, indicate it with a separate, additional diagnosis. +24 MENTAL DISORDERS II. A. 0 Senile dementia This syndrome occurs with senile brain disease, whose causes are largely unknown. The category does not include the pre-senile psychoses nor other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system.

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