Report in Brief
- What is the clinical evidence of brain electrical activity mapping for assessing levels of acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA and serotonin activity in adult patients?
- What is the diagnostic accuracy of brain electrical activity mapping for schizophrenia?
- What is the diagnostic accuracy of brain electrical activity mapping for bipolar disorder?
- What is the diagnostic accuracy of brain electrical activity mapping for dementia?
Parameters of quantitative electroencephalograph (qEEG) such as the theta index, alpha index, and the absolute powers derived from the frequency bands in EEG do not possess sufficient diagnostic ability to individually distinguish between Alzheimer’s Disease AD patients and healthy control patients. However, a combination of the left hemisphere alpha/theta index of the qEEG and Mini-Mental State EXamination (MMSE) achieved improved diagnostic accuracy for AD compared with MMSE alone. Quantitative EEG methods demonstrated poor diagnostic ability for AD in a selected group of patients with various degrees of dementia conditions.
acetylcholine, bipolar disorder, brain mapping, dementia, dopamine, electroencephalography, gamma-aminobutyric acid, schizophrenia, serotonin, diagnostic tests, quantitative EEG, quantitative electroencephalography