4. Normal EEG Patterns and Waveforms

  1. Nash Boutros1,
  2. Silvana Galderisi2,
  3. Oliver Pogarell3 and
  4. Silvana Riggio4
  1. Paola Bucci,
  2. Armida Mucci and
  3. Silvana Galderisi

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974612.ch4

Standard Electroencephalography in Clinical Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Standard Electroencephalography in Clinical Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Bucci, P., Mucci, A. and Galderisi, S. (2011) Normal EEG Patterns and Waveforms, in Standard Electroencephalography in Clinical Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (eds N. Boutros, S. Galderisi, O. Pogarell and S. Riggio), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470974612.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Wayne State University, School of Medicine. 2751 E, Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Largo Madonna delle Grazie, 8018 Naples, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Nussbaumstr. 7, D-80336 Munich, Germany

  4. 4

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine and James J. Peters VAMC, New York, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Largo Madonna delle Grazie, 8018 Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747827

Online ISBN: 9780470974612

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Keywords:

  • normal EEG;
  • EEG rhythms;
  • awake and sleep EEG;
  • EEG maturation;
  • unusual EEG patterns

Summary

In this chapter, the characteristics of EEG activities in the waking adult (alpha rhythm, beta and gamma activity, low voltage records, mu, theta, and lambda waves) as well as their modifications induced by activation procedures are described and illustrated with several examples. EEG patterns in infancy and childhood, in normal aging, and during sleep are also reported. Unusual EEG patterns and their distinction in non-controversial and controversial are described.