Question: When should you get an EEG?

An EEG can determine changes in brain activity that might be useful in diagnosing brain disorders, especially epilepsy or another seizure disorder. An EEG might also be helpful for diagnosing or treating the following disorders: Brain tumor. Brain damage from head injury.

When is an EEG recommended?

EEGs are usually done when children have developmental delays or symptoms such as loss of consciousness, abnormal movements or behavior. The EEG will help tell if seizures or other brain conditions are the cause of the symptoms. Your childs healthcare provider may have other reasons to recommend an EEG.

What is an EEG used to diagnose?

The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a medical test used to measure the electrical activity of the brain. A number of electrodes are applied to your scalp. EEG can help diagnose a number of conditions including epilepsy, sleep disorders and brain tumours.

What are the indications for EEG?

Why is an EEG performed?seizure disorders (such as epilepsy)head injury.encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)brain tumor.encephalopathy (disease that causes brain dysfunction)memory problems.sleep disorders.stroke.

What should you not do before an EEG test?

Do not eat or drink anything with caffeine in it for 12 hours before the test. This includes cola, energy drinks, and chocolate. Shampoo your hair and rinse with clear water the evening before or the morning of the test. Do not put any hair conditioner or oil on after you wash your hair.

Can an EEG show brain damage?

An EEG can determine changes in brain activity that might be useful in diagnosing brain disorders, especially epilepsy or another seizure disorder. An EEG might also be helpful for diagnosing or treating the following disorders: Brain tumor. Brain damage from head injury.

Does EEG show inflammation?

Less often, an EEG may be used to investigate other problems, such as dementia, head injuries, brain tumours, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Can an EEG show anxiety?

EEG identifies brain signal that correlates with depression and anxiety.

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