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Chapter V

Personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction - F07


Alteration of personality and behaviour can be a residual or concomitant disorder of brain disease, damage or dysfunction.
F07.0 Organic personality disorder
A disorder characterized by a significant alteration of the habitual patterns of behaviour displayed by the subject premorbidly, involving the expression of emotions, needs and impulses. Impairment of cognitive and thought functions, and altered sexuality may also be part of the clinical picture.
Organic:
  • pseudopsychopathic personality
  • pseudoretarded personality
    Syndrome:
  • frontal lobe
  • limbic epilepsy personality
  • lobotomy
  • postleucotomy
      Excludes:
    • enduring personality change after:
    • catastrophic experience ( F62.0 )
    • psychiatric illness ( F62.1 )
    • postconcussional syndrome ( F07.2 )
    • postencephalitic syndrome ( F07.1 )
    • specific personality disorder ( F60.- )
  • F07.1 Postencephalitic syndrome
    Residual nonspecific and variable behavioural change following recovery from either viral or bacterial encephalitis. The principal difference between this disorder and the organic personality disorders is that it is reversible.
      Excludes:
    • organic personality disorder ( F07.0 )
    F07.2 Postconcussional syndrome
    A syndrome that occurs following head trauma (usually sufficiently severe to result in loss of consciousness) and includes a number of disparate symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficulty in concentration and performing mental tasks, impairment of memory, insomnia, and reduced tolerance to stress, emotional excitement, or alcohol.
    Postcontusional syndrome (encephalopathy)
    Post-traumatic brain syndrome, nonpsychotic
    F07.8 Other organic personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
    Right hemispheric organic affective disorder
    F07.9 Unspecified organic personality and behavioural disorder due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
    Organic psychosyndrome


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