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Psychiatric correlates of repetitive rhythmic blinking on a routine EEG.
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PMID:  2225469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our findings suggest that EEG tracings dominated by repetitive rhythmic blinking (RRB) may be indicative of a functional rather than an organic brain disorder. Evaluation of organicity in psychiatric patients is the most common reason for obtaining an EEG. As a normal EEG does not totally rule out organic involvement, such findings as the presence of RRB on the record may strengthen the value of EEG in such evaluations. More research is necessary to further delineate the relation between increased blinking and functional psychiatric disorders.
N N Boutros; W A Faubian; M D Warner; C A Peabody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical EEG (electroencephalography)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0009-9155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-04     Completed Date:  1990-12-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236454     Medline TA:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas Medical School, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Blinking / physiology*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / physiopathology
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Mood Disorders / physiopathology
Personality Disorders / physiopathology
Psychotic Disorders / physiopathology
Single-Blind Method
Time Factors

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