Late auditory evoked potentials in alcoholics. Identifying those with a history of epileptic seizures during withdrawal.


The N1-P2 wave of the auditory evoked potential was studied in 19 alcoholics, six of whom had withdrawal seizures on previous admissions. The recordings were made at 1 and 5 days after cessation of drinking. Eight nonalcoholic volunteers were used as controls. The latencies of N1 and P2 were slightly prolonged in alcoholics, but during the detoxification… (More)


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