Chapter 10. Neurological Examination, Electroencephalography, and Neuroimaging

Sigita Plioplys, M.D.; Miya R. Asato, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.454748




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FIGURE 10–1. Delta activity.

FIGURE 10–2. Alpha wave activity.

FIGURE 10–3. Beta activity.

FIGURE 10–4. Generalized spike and slow-wave discharges elicited by hyperventilation in a patient with absence epilepsy.
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TABLE 10–1. Elements of the neurological examination based on observation
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TABLE 10–2. Patterns of weakness in upper motor neuron (UMN) versus lower motor neuron (LMN) lesions
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TABLE 10–3. Summary of electroencephalographic findings and clinical implications
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TABLE 10–4. Paroxysmal nonepileptic events in children and adolescents


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