Electroencephalography (EEG) (cont.)
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Very few risks are associated with an EEG. The patient may be asked not to take certain seizure or antidepressant medications 1 to 2 days before having an EEG. This may make the person more prone to having a seizure, which is exactly what the doctor would like to measure. During an EEG, the doctor may encourage the things that stimulate seizures, such as deep breathing or flashing lights, so that he or she can see what happens in the brain during the seizures.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/3/2012
Diamond Vrocher III, MD
Mark J. Lowell, MD
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