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New developments in EEG brain scans could help spot mental disorders early

By Admin | September 26, 2018

Patients suffering from mental and neurological disorders, including autism, ADHD and dementia, could benefit from new developments in brain scanning technology, according to a new study published in The Neurodiagnostic Journal.

Recent advances in electroencephalography (EEG) technology, which may one day be used to measure brain function throughout a patient's lifespan, could encourage earlier diagnoses of common mental and neurological disorders.

Easy-to-use, lower-cost EEG sensors are now widely available, thanks in part to research led by the computer games and consumer wearables industries. This new generation of portable EEG devices makes functional brain measurement possible during primary care check-ups for the first time.

The data the EEG scans produce, stored in patients' electronic health records, can be analyzed by computer algorithms. Growing evidence suggests that new analytical methods can effectively detect subtle signs of atypical brain changes before they can be spotted clinically.

To learn more, please read New developments in EEG brain scans could help spot mental disorders early by EurekAlert. 

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