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Does and EEG pick up brain stem neuron activity?

Does and EEG pick up brain stem neuron activity?

No: It does not pick up direct brainstem activity. Brainstem can modulate cortical ( surface of brain) activity which is what is seen on eeg. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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First seisure at 56'. Very high blood pressure on 4meds. Slow brain waves. Dr said no brain tumor?

First seisure at 56'. Very high blood pressure on 4meds.  Slow brain waves.    Dr said no brain tumor?

MRI?: You have not supplied enough data. It may be that your doctor has good reason to rule out a brain tumor, or it may be that more information should be obtained, likely from an MRI scan. Have a detailed conversation about this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does slow brain waves on an EEG mean?

What does slow brain waves on an EEG mean?

Not clear: It could be due to medications or brain injury or systemic poisons. If there is severe slowing, it could indicate deep coma with poor chances of recovery. ...Read more

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My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

Try OMT: A trial of osteopathic cranial treatment at that age can have dramatic effects in the hands of a doctor experienced in the treatment of children. http://www.cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder function to locate a doctor near you. ...Read more

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Can electrical stimulation of diffrent areas of the brain stop mental disorders?

Can electrical stimulation of diffrent areas of the brain stop mental disorders?

"Stop" = remission: Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches. ...Read more

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Other than epilepsy explain repeated polyspike and wave discharges as well as alpha and theta slow wave activity. also persistent cortical instability?

Other than epilepsy explain repeated polyspike and wave discharges as well as alpha and theta slow wave activity. also persistent cortical instability?

Too much to list: For an awake person, the rhythm should be alpha. Slowing in a specific area, polyspikes and cortical instability all indicate irregular discharges, which are consistent with the cortex being the source of epilepsy. The cortex makes an electrical charge, the disorganized and irregular discharges can be the cause of a seizure. ...Read more

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15 yr old son has hasimotos with a abnormal EEG with spikes and waves in photic stimulation and slow amplitide fast waves in left central and temporal?

Maybe: Really question based on eeg of a seizure disorder, and the photic may suggest petit mal epilepsy, but you need to discuss further with your doctor regarding the relationship of all of this to the thyroid issues. ...Read more

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Brain gets " foggy and slow " in social situations, what to do?

Brain gets " foggy and slow " in social situations, what to do?

After you get an: exam by your doc to rule out physical conditions you can consult a mental health professional. You most likely have social anxiety. This is very treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Abnormal left frontocentral slow waves and sharps.several 1-2 second bursts of 200-250 uV sharp waves intermixed 4-5Hz slow waves.what does this mean?

Abnormal left frontocentral slow waves and sharps.several 1-2 second bursts of 200-250 uV sharp waves intermixed 4-5Hz slow waves.what does this mean?

Epileptic Focus..: This is an area, of non-specific injury, such as old head trauma, hold stroke, or some type of ongoing issue in this area, that's causing the nerves to fire in a regular fashion, putting you at risk for seizures. ...Read more

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Can the frontal lobe of the ADHD brain catch up with a non-adhd brain?

Can the frontal lobe of the ADHD brain catch up with a non-adhd brain?

Frontal lobe functio: The smaller size of the frontal lobe catches up, but it"s function does improve with the aid of medicines ...Read more

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Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere general cerebral dysrhythmia?

Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere
general cerebral dysrhythmia?

Question?: If you are trying to assess the meaning of this EEG finding, it is best to go over it with your ordering physician. The EEG is meaningless without a clinical context, which presumably is why it was ordered. Speak to the ordering physician. ...Read more

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Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Does learning sign language still stimulate the language portions of the brain?

Should reinforce: Any type of communication interaction should reinforce cognitive brain connections, and enhance both working and procedural memory abilities. ...Read more

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What scan will pick up brain stem neuron activity?

EEG: Depending on for what the doctor is looking an eeg or possibly a pet scan would be the most common choices. Although, brain stem activity would be documented by spontaneous breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed slow down the development of a teens frontal cortex?

Does smoking weed slow down the development of a teens frontal cortex?

Unknown: The experiment has never been conducted, and i suggest that you don't try it! marijuana use has many adverse consequences. The risks clearly outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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My daughter age 11 emotion always aggresive and upset. Learning slow and talkative. Possible brain lack of certain nutrition?We always trying help her

Talk to your doctor: Your daughter may need a referral to a mental health provider or a neurologist. If she has a delay in her development- difficulty with learning- she may need an individual education plan. Your doctor can help coordinate care between the specialists, her school, and her regular check ups. Getting help now can make a big difference for her leading a happy, healthy life. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Does isoimmunization and anemia cause slow social development?

Generally no.: Isoimmunization is an immune-mediated process that is caused by mother antibodies crossing the placenta and targeting the babies red blood cells (this is also called rh disease). The resulting fetal anemia can be mild to severe. Whether normal growth and development are compromised is dependent upon the severity and length of the anemia and any associated cognitive dysfunction which may occur. ...Read more

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EKG shows normal sinus rhythm, no acute Ischemic changes and poor R wave progression. What does that mean?

EKG shows normal sinus rhythm, no acute Ischemic changes and poor R wave progression. What does that mean?

PRWP: PRWP or poor R wave progression can be a sign of a few things: most common problem I see is artifactual: simply a matter of suboptimal electrode placement of the EKG either due to sloppy technique or else breast tissue (in women). PRWP can also be a sign of a previous anterior wall MI or heart attack. Lastly, some conduction abnormalities such as left anterior fascicular block can cause this ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more