What is Organic Emotionally Labile (Asthenic) Disorder?
Almost all severe somatic and infectious diseases result in convalescence with asthenia.
Causes of Organic Emotionally Labile (Asthenic) Disorder
More often occurs in connection with cerebrovascular diseases, the so-called discirculatory encephalopathy, as well as in the long term (after a year) of craniocerebral injuries. Asthenia is also noted in the follow-up of individuals who have committed suicide attempts, after prolonged anesthesia, encephalitis, and all prolonged and severe somatic and infectious diseases, with brain tumors.
Symptoms of Organic Emotionally Labile (Asthenic) Disorder
The basis of the clinic is asthenic syndrome, which is characterized by: weakness, hypersensitivity (hypealgesia, hyperesthesia, hyperacusis, often photophobia), dizziness, decreased motor activity, rapid fatigability, irritability, impaired concentration, and tearfulness.
Diagnosis of Organic Emotionally Labile (Asthenic) Disorder
Based on the identification of a history of probable causes of emotional lability.
More often it should be differentiated from neurotic disorders (neurasthenia, other specific neurotic disorders), in which there is no characteristic history and which are associated with psychological causes and stress. Significant physical and intellectual stress can lead to a clinic of neurasthenia, which can be distinguished from organic asthenia only after identifying the causes of the disorder.
Treatment of Organic Emotionally Labile (Asthenic) Disorder
It consists in taking non-specific stimulants (aloe, ginseng, fibs, eleutherococcus), nootropics (nootropil, phenibut, glutamic acid, encephabol, aminalon) for several courses of vitamin therapy with large doses, physiotherapy.