Prediction in the treatment of mental disorders

The usage of EEG for stratified psychiatry

You can read the editorial here

Editorial by S. Olbrich and M. Brunovsky (President and Vice President of the IPEG)

Cordance during Sleep indicates if you need to switch Antidepressants

Dr Mikoteit, Dr Zeising et al. have discovered that measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict whether a patient will respond to treatment from depression. Precisely prefrontal theta cordance has been calculated during REM sleep.

Those patients who were unlikely to have successful treatment – based on the prefrontal theta cordance value – were immediately switched to a different treatment. After 5 weeks it was found that 87.5% of these patients had an improved response, as opposed to just 20% in the control group.

This work is presented at the ECNP Congress. Read More

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Clinical EEG and Research

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy, daily life, and mental/physical health. The latter includes the use of electroencephalography (EEG) in clinical practice and research.

You may find a survey of the impact of COVID-19 on the use of clinical EEG in practice and research in several countries, and the recommendations of an international panel of experts for the safe application of EEG during and after this pandemic: here