Utility of the electroencephalogram in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Millichap2011UtilityOT,
  title={Utility of the electroencephalogram in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={J Gordon Millichap and John J Millichap and Cynthia V. Stack},
  journal={Clinical EEG and neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={180-4}
}
An electroencephalogram (EEG) has not been routinely utilized in the evaluation of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The utility of the EEG in ADHD is unclear. A recent study in our laboratory using sleep and sleep deprivation routinely found one in four non-epileptic children evaluated for attention deficit disorder has epileptiform discharges in the EEG, more than half focal. The majority of abnormalities (97.5%) occur in sleep and sleep-deprived records compared… CONTINUE READING