PROBLEMS IN THE CATEGORIZATION OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT EEGs

Kenneth Kaufman, Ruth Harris, David Shaffer

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Abstract

A negative replication of Nuffield's (1961a, b) neuropsychiatric correlation study is presented. Of 946 patients seen over a twelve‐year period in the EEG Department of The Maudsley Hospital, 350 had spike abnormalities in their EEGs; however, only 22 patients had “pure” EEG patterns (unilateral temporal lobe spike; generalized 3 c/sec spike and wave; generalized, irregular spike and wave). Of these, 11 had only had a single EEG and a further 2 patients had normal follow‐up recordings. The authors conclude that previously reported neuropsychiatric correlations based upon “pure” EEGs may be the result of chance finding only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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Electroencephalography
Temporal Lobe

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Keywords

  • EEG
  • categorization
  • children and aldolescents

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Kaufman, Kenneth ; Harris, Ruth ; Shaffer, David. / PROBLEMS IN THE CATEGORIZATION OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT EEGs. In: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 1980 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 333-342.
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