What is Electroencephalogram EEG?

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Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical activity produced by the brain as recorded from electrodes placed on the scalp. When needed an EEG is monitored continuously over a period of time recording time-synchronized video and audio to capture a seizure episode as it occurs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Seizures 27 4
Epilepsy 16 6
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 10 1
Diagnostic assessment 9 0
Multiple sclerosis 5 0
Fainting 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Electroencephalogram EEG

Side effect Patients
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 1
Stress seizure 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Electroencephalogram EEG

Dosage Patients
daily 1
every 3 months 1
yearly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 9
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1 patient evaluation for Electroencephalogram EEG

Dec 15, 2012 (Started Jul 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months

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