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May 1964

Synchrony and Voltage In the EEG of Schizophrenics

Author Affiliations

VA Hospital.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(5):454-468. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720230016003

Introduction  The electroencephalogram (EEG) of the mentally ill has been studied by many investigators. As to the EEG in schizophrenic patients, according to Kiloh and Osselton,20 "No particular EEG pattern that can be regarded as typical of schizophrenia," has been found. Only some characteristics which are also seen in the brain waves of "normal" subjects may be more frequent in schizophrenic patients. It would transgress the scope of this investigation to go further into this matter, but it may be mentioned that recent investigators, eg, Fedio et al showed that the brain waves of schizophrenic patients had a different reaction to stimuli in comparison to a "normal" population.15,21,24As our study is not concerned with the reaction of brain waves to other stimuli than common activation techniques, we do not want to enlarge on this.Recently Goldstein et al found a

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