Quantitative electroencephalography (quantitative EEG) is a brain mapping process that measures brain wave patterns and thought processes. This type of testing enables mental health treatment professionals to customize their client’s treatment plan based on their specific brain chemistry.

A Brief  History of Quantitative EEG Brain Mapping

Quantitative EEG was first recorded as being used on humans in 1929 by Hans Berger, and was revolutionized in the mid 20th century at University of California, Los Angeles by a group of researchers. This group was led by Ross Adey, and they were the first team to digitize quantitative EEG to produce brain maps. The work done by Berger, and later on Adey, modernized how mental health conditions are diagnosed and treated.

How Does Quantitative EEG Work?

Quantitative EEG works by measuring the biosignals and voltage fluctuations of the brain. These signals are measured by the EEG bioamplifier and electrodes placed on the head and body of the patient. The brain activity is mapped by the software used, and the patterns shown can indicate different emotions, feelings, traumas, and mental health conditions. Indicators of something wrong include abnormal electrical discharges which appear as sharp spikes or waves that come and go.

Modern Uses of Quantitative EEG Brain Mapping

Mental health conditions can be diagnosed through different methods. Quantitative EEG brain mapping is reliable because the brain does not lie. The mapping technology used will authentically show abnormalities in brain function and can show the brain’s behavior in different scenarios such as sleep or while recalling traumas. Quantitative EEG brain mapping enables psychiatric professionals to get a full picture of their clients’ brain and the way they experience the world to better treat their conditions. If a client has PTSD, sleep issues, depression, anxiety, or substance use disorder – the QEEG will show that. 

Quantitative EEG brain mapping is done repeatedly throughout treatment to show how the brain is responding to different medications and methods. This is an excellent way to chart progress without relying on qualitative data like feelings and emotions. For example, a patient could say they’re sleeping better but the best way to confirm that is through the quantitative EEG.

Finding a Quantitative EEG Provider

Not all treatment centers are created equal because not all programs are accredited. Accreditation is crucial to ensure clients are getting the best care possible. Solution Based Treatment is accredited by The Joint Commission and LegitScript. The Joint Commission guarantees that the policies and procedures we use, verifying that they meet the highest safety standards. LegitScript protects the privacy and data exchanged during the admissions and care process.

Our quantitative EEG brain mapping services are used in tandem with our GeneSight testing to provide comprehensive mental health care and support. If you or a loved one could benefit from quantitative EEG testing, connect with our admissions team today. 

About Solution Based Treatment

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