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Brain Wave Test
I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?
Many things: Seizures, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements of sleep, how low and high your heart rate goes, how low your oxygen drops, whether you have any bizarre night time sleep behavior and how your sleep stages occur and for how long, how many times a night you wake up or have arousals, what your sleep efficiency is, whether apnea is worse on your back or sides or in rem sleep, abnl heart rhythms.+ more. ...Read more
Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more
Gone in what context: Brain waves are generated by the building blocks of your brain -- the individual cells called neurons. Neurons communicate with each other by electrical changes.We can actually see these electrical changes in the form of brain waves as shown in an eeg. When one dies-brain wave activity ceases. Injuries/seizures, medication, fatigue, emotional distress, pain cause brain wave activity imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?
Hi Doctor, I'm one of the patient that suffer in this, I had long term medication - 12 years but EEG scan still shows that my brain wave is abnormal?
Can someone maintain a steady brain wave. Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?
Brain waves: In bipolar disorder it's not brain waves that are the problem -- it's a problem with unstable mood. Lithium ; some others can keep mood stable. Antidepressants can destabilize bipolar disorder; most psychiatrists avoid using antidepressants in this condition unless absolutely necessary. Currently, conventional psychiatry has little else to offer bipolar disorder but lithium and anticonvulsants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?
I had a TIA in 2010, also one in 2011.Tests showed an increase in (large) white brain matter from one to the other.Should i be worried?
No: Worry will only cause stress, which is never a good thing. Prevention of future tia's or stokes include medication to help thin your blood, keeping regular doctor appointments to assure your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are managed well, as well as overall staying healthy with dieting and exercise to prevent conditions like diabetes, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more