Quantitative EEG (QEEG)

A QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram)…

…is a brain analysis and brain imaging technique.  Essentially, it creates a personalized brain map using non-invansive, FDA approved, technology.  Its uses include:

  • Diagnosis

QEEG allows us to see the dynamic changes taking place throughout the brain during processing tasks and assists us in determining which areas of the brain are fully engaged and processing efficiently.  Brain Mapping serves as a basis for determining variations in brain function that are associated with different types of neurological disorders, including ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Dementia, Mild Head Injury, Anxiety Disorders, Migraine headaches, Sleep Disorders, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, and more. It also assures that the true underlying cause of the problem is addressed.

  • Guide for EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Training

This brain map provides us a baseline to work from while we retrain the brain using neurofeedback.  It allows us to fully tailor our clients’ treatment experience and to know that our approach is the most efficient for the individual we are working with.

  • Baseline Measurement

The initial results are available for a later comparison should there be a desire to see if and how there have been changes in electrical activity of the brain.

The process of getting a QEEG done involves two steps:

1.  Brainwave Recording

This process requires extensive preparation that begins even before you arrive at the office. Be sure to follow the preparation instructions provided to you, including washing your hair thoroughly and not using any other hair products, including conditioner. Once you arrive at the office, expect that setting you up with the equipment will take approximately 1 hour.  The above video gives an overview of the in-office set up that is necessary prior to actually recording brainwave activity.

2. Analysis of the Recorded Brainwave Data

After the EEG cap records data clearly on all 19 sensors for a total of 20 minutes, ½ with eyes open and ½ with eyes closed, the a client’s recorded brainwave performance can be statistically analyzed, and compared to that of a large population database.  The psychologist doing the analysis is able to view and share the data in the form of colored brain maps, making it easy for clients to visualize the issues that are being explained, and improve the client’s (and family’s) understanding of his or her conditions.