Quantitative EEG analysis in obsessive compulsive disorder


KARADAĞ R. F. , Oguzhanoglu N., Kurt T., Oguzhanoglu A., Atesci F., Ozdel O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.113, ss.833-847, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 113 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00207450390200963
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.833-847

Özet

Quantitative analysis of the EEG (q-EEG) in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) showed a decreased beta and an increased theta power at frontotemporal regions. The patients who had higher scores in doubting test (Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Questionnaire) and more severely ill patients shared similar q-EEG features. The relative theta powers were significantly increased and alpha powers were significantly decreased in these patients, particularly in the frontotemporal region. It was suggested that the q-EEG may be useful in investigating the OCD patients with heterogeneous characteristics.