The role of electro-encephalography in Third-World psychiatry.

  title={The role of electro-encephalography in Third-World psychiatry.},
  author={Stanley M. Stein},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={79 10},
  • Stanley M. Stein
  • Published 1991 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
Patients with organic brain disease often present with psychiatric symptoms that closely mimic functional mental illness. This has major implications in Third-World countries where the psychiatric effects of physical disease are particularly widespread. Developing countries lack the advanced radiological investigations and other diagnostic facilities that may help to differentiate between functional and physical complaints. The association between electro-encephalographic (EEG) abnormalities… CONTINUE READING