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can add show up on a eeg?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Hello. An eeg is not designed to pick up attention deficit disorder or attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013
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Dr. Trevor Desouza
43 years experience Neurology
NO: Add or adhd is neurobehavioral and biochemical disorder and diagnosed clinically. Eeg will not show any features of add.However, egg can rule out conditions such as absence seizures that can present as staring spells. Egg is not needed for diagnosis of add.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
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