8. EEG in Psychoses, Mood Disorders and Catatonia

  1. Nash Boutros1,
  2. Silvana Galderisi2,
  3. Oliver Pogarell3 and
  4. Silvana Riggio4
  1. Nash Boutros1,
  2. Silvana Galderisi2,
  3. Oliver Pogarell3 and
  4. Felix Segmiller3

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974612.ch8

Standard Electroencephalography in Clinical Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Standard Electroencephalography in Clinical Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Boutros, N., Galderisi, S., Pogarell, O. and Segmiller, F. (2011) EEG in Psychoses, Mood Disorders and Catatonia, 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.ch8

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. 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

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:

  • Schizophrenia;
  • psychoses;
  • mood disorders;
  • psychiatric syndromes due to general medical conditions;
  • catatonia

Summary

A review of the main sEEG findings in psychotic, affective and catatonic syndromes is provided. The sEEG findings are discussed with particular reference to their prognostic implications and to the differential diagnosis with general medical conditions (GMCs) which might present with psychiatric symptomatology. It is argued that recent onset patients with psychosis should be screened for CNS pathology and that sEEG should be among the routine examinations. A clinical vignette concerning the differential diagnosis between schizophrenia and fronto-temporal dementia is included. sEEG findings relevant to the exclusion of epilepsy (including non-convulsive status epilepticus), and focal or general encephalopathies are reviewed.

As to catatonic syndromes, several case series are summarized to illustrate the possible etiologies of catatonia and the work-up of patients which is needed to exclude GMCs.