Since the EEG was invented in 1929, the term "abnormality" has been used by convention as applying to any EEG that is not considered normal. It is well recognized that abnormal EEGs may have no deleterious functional consequences. Likewise, in our article, we did not imply that the EEG abnormalities suggested a deleterious clinical effect. In fact, we stated that "The present study was unable to specify the clinical significance of EEG abnormalities encountered….Prospective studies are required to define the clinical significance of specific types and levels of EEG abnormalities" (p. 114). We commented that our study "encourage[s] prospective EEG analyses before and during treatment with specific drugs and objective ratings of clinical changes" (p. 114).