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What does OBS stand for?

OBS stands for Organic Brain Syndrome

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Part 1 details biological and psychosocial theories on criminal behavior, while part 2 presents chapters on the major classes of mental disorders associated with criminal behavior, including organic brain syndromes, psychoses, and antisocial personality disorder.
Muller "may be suffering from a form of organic brain syndrome or frontal lobe damage affecting his ability to control his conduct.
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the body charged with enforcing the ADA, has defined a "physical or mental impairment" as any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one of the major body systems [5], or any mental or psychological disorder such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or specific learning disabilities.
Of the 51 individuals who attained competitive employment and the 53 who dropped out for reasons related to illness (total N=104), 41 had schizophrenia or organic brain syndrome with associated severe cognitive deficits and 63 had other psychiatric disorders--schizoaffective {81}, depressive {81}, bipolar {14}, personality {6}, anxiety {5}, and other {2}--with generally less severe cognitive deficits.
With ailments such as disease, organic brain syndrome or other forms of senility, deterioration can commence as early as age 30 or 40 and proceed to 100% loss of mental facilities in a decade.