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Breakfast Choices Influence Brainwave Activity: Case Study of a 12-year-old Female

By |April 26th, 2017|

Previous research into the benefits of children eating breakfast has focused on educational and cognitive performance, and behavior. This single case study used qEEG in order to assess how different breakfast choices affect a 12-year-old female’s brainwave activity. The three breakfast conditions included no-breakfast, a high sugar/high carbohydrate breakfast, and a nutritionally balanced breakfast. The […]

Retrospective Analysis of Nonepileptic Patients with Isolated Epileptiform Discharges Treated with Anticonvulsants

By |December 28th, 2015|

Although antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are prescribed to nonepileptic patients with a variety of diagnoses, the FDA has only approved their use for a small number of psychiatric conditions. Previous research recommends an empirical trial of AEDs when isolated epileptiform discharges (IEDs) are identified in the electroencephalogram (EEG). The purpose of this study was to evaluate […]

Integration of EEG into Psychiatric Practice: A Step Toward Precision Medicine for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By |March 1st, 2016|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often presents a treatment challenge due to the variety of symptoms that make each case unique. Medication prescribed to manage ASD associated symptoms such as anxiety, depression, attention issues, and behavioral problems often fail to alleviate symptoms and can produce undesirable side effects. This medication failure could be related to the […]

The Utility of EEG in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Replication Study

By |March 1st, 2016|

Over the last 30 years, the use of stimulants in pediatrics has increased, yet long-term consequences have yet to be fully explored. Past studies have identified isolated epileptiform discharges (IEDs), a brainwave abnormality, in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An article published in 2011 suggested that EEG technology should be considered prior to […]

Sleep maintenance, spindling excessive beta and impulse control: an RDoC arousal and regulatory systems approach?

By |March 1st, 2016|

In 2009 the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) introduced the Research Domain Criteria project (RDoC) which sought to analyze basic dimensions of functioning that underlie human behavior to find new ways of studying mental disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between arousal systems and behavioral dimensions. Specifically, this study […]

Pharmaco-EEG: A Study of Individualized Medicine in Clinical Practice

By |March 1st, 2016|

Pharmaco-electroencephalography research using neurological data from clinical EEG and qEEG technologies could improve medication selection and treatment planning in psychiatry. Over the past 5 years in a multidisciplinary practice, 386 refractory cases have been found to contain a small number of brainwave abnormalities related to the following diagnostic categories: mood, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and […]

EEG & qEEG Technology Identifies Neurobiomarkers Critical to Medication Selection and Treatment in Refractory Cases

By |March 1st, 2016|

In psychiatry, diagnosis reliability is instrumental for proper management of medications and treatments. Going along with this, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is searching for neurobiological measures that account for observed and reported symptoms. The purpose of this study was to find neurobiomarkers that account for medication failure in 386 refractory clinical cases. […]

EEG & qEEG Technology Identifies Neurobiomarkers Critical to Medication Selection and Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ADHD

By |April 26th, 2017|

To date, the application of clinical EEG and qEEG have been very limited in psychiatry, although studies suggest effective application in diagnosis, medication response, and treatment selection.¬†ADD symptoms are common to many¬†diagnoses and can often elude detection – however there are for subtypes of ADHD that can be identified by four distinctly different neurobiomarkers on […]

The Elusive Nature of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By |April 26th, 2017|

When I was invited to write an article on my professional and personal experience with traumatic brain injury, I had no idea what I was getting into. Regardless, the purpose of this article is to convey to my colleagues not only what I experienced, but also what many of my patients experience following a traumatic […]