The Electroencephalogram in Psychiatric Patients
Mark Weiser, Raya Lapidus, Yehuda Abramowitch, Michael Davidson
Psychiatric Division, Sheba Medical Center and Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center
270 consecutive electroencephalograms (EEGs) performed in a psychiatric hospital were reviewed. 194 (75%) were within normal limits but 66 (25%) showed diffuse generalized slowing. The contribution of the abnormal EEGs to diagnosis and treatment was evaluated by retrospective file review. In none of the cases with abnormal EEGs was there a relationship to diagnosis or treatment.