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Slow Brain Wave And Autism
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
First seisure at 56'. Very high blood pressure on 4meds. Slow brain waves. Dr said no brain tumor?
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
"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
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
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?
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
Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere
general cerebral dysrhythmia?
Dementia pt now sits and stares into space, response time very slow. What is happening in the brain to cause these behaviors?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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