Computerized Electroencephalograms and Evoked Potentials

South Florida Psychiatric Associates uses a state of the art neurodiagnostics EEG system. 
It is a computer based system designed to monitor and analyze the electrical activity of the brain. 
Twenty-two active electrodes are recorded and then interpolated to generate color topographic images of the millisecond-to-millisecond variations in the scalp distribution of spontaneous EEGs, as well as averaged
responses to both visual and auditory stimuli.

In the last decade, EEG and EP imaging techniques have been developed and refined at a remarkable pace, primarily due to the tremendous advances in computer technology.  The research literature shows that the potential clinical applications of brain electrical activity images are almost limitless; the technique has been used in the study diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of disorders, from alcoholism to dyslexia, from multiple sclerosis to depression and from ADHD to behavioral disorders.  In short, computerized EEGs and EPs have become an important tool in the differential diagnosis of a wide range of disorders.

The interpretation of the results from the various studies is based upon standard wave forms produced as the brain receives and processes the stimuli.  The wave forms are evaluated for latency (in milliseconds), proper coherence and formation, symmetry, and amplitude (in micro-volts).  A diagnosis, medication intervention and individualized treatment regimen are arrived at through a combination of the electrophysiological information and presenting behavioral symptoms.