Psychiatry pp 109-116 | Cite as

Correlation of Behavior with Electroencephalographic Studies in Alcoholism

  • George N. Thompson


Electroencephalographic studies of patients suffering from alcoholism have revealed, in over one thousand cases studied, a significant correlation between abnormal behavior patterns and electroencephalographic patterns. Some behavior patterns are continuous but many are episodic. Some are the product of long continued abuse of alcohol but many stem from the toxic effects of alcohol on previously damaged brains, either by trauma or other etiologic agents. Some, of course, are alcoholic withdrawal syndromes. Some result from the synergistic effect of alcohol and other agents, usually drugs.


Alcohol Withdrawal Alpha Rhythm Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Delirium Tremens Epileptic Disorder 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • George N. Thompson
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  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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