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The Differentiation of Psychiatric Patients by EEG Changes After Sodium Pentothal

  • Basri Sila
  • Marie Mowrer
  • George Ulett
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Douglas Goldman

Abstract

Goldman [1, 2] has reported that the Pentothal-activated EEGs of schizophrenic patients differ from those of patients with other psychiatric diagnoses. In his reports a technique is described which is based upon a subjective assessment of EEG changes, primarily in the beta range, that occur within a 5-minute period after the intravenous injection of 300 mg of Sodium Pentothal.

Keywords

Schizophrenic Patient Beta Activity Psychotic Patient Psychotic Depression Depressed Type 
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© Plenum Press Inc. 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Basri Sila
  • Marie Mowrer
  • George Ulett
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Douglas Goldman

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