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May 1979

Relationship Between the B-Mitten EEG Pattern and Tardive DyskinesiaA Pilot Control Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Glen Oaks, NY. Dr Kantor is now in private practice in Princeton, NJ.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1979;36(5):599-603. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1979.01780050109016

• The identification of patients at high risk for the development of tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a major problem in psychopharmacology. We found a possible relationship between the subcortical B-mitten EEG pattern and TD. Twenty-one TD patients were matched on a number of relevant variables with 21 patients without TD. Ninety-five percent of the TD patients had mittens, compared to 33.3% of controls. The results suggest that the mitten dysrhythmia may be a risk factor for the development of TD. Additional findings suggest that among TD patients, mittens are differentially more frequent in younger (93.1%) as opposed to older (0.0%) subjects.