Conditions Diagnosed with EEG

Conditions Diagnosed with EEG

The EEG is used to detect epilepsy in patients, showing irregular brain activity that indicates seizures. However, as the test records electrical activity in the brain, other diagnoses can be made or supported with an EEG.

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Four Types of EEGs

Four Types of EEGs

EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.

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The Placebo Effect and Your Brain

The Placebo Effect and Your Brain

The placebo effect occurs when a person reports physical effects from treatments with no active medicinal components. Although a placebo contains no “real” healing components, it can still elicit a response from your brain.

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