EEG Under Sleep-Deprived Conditions: Its Usefulness in Psychiatry: Two Case Examples

Ozdemir O., Aydin A., Milanlıoğlu A., Yilmaz E.

JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, vol.26, no.1, pp.97-100, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures. It is associated with an increased risk of developing mental disorders. Electroencephalography (EEG) is the most important diagnostic tool for this disease; however, a normal EEG cannot exclude the diagnosis of epileptic seizures, so EEG performed under sleep deprivation was performed in two case examples treated in the psychiatry clinic, in order to prove that sleep deprivation may increase epileptiform discharges.