International Meeting for Autism Research: EEG Abnormalities: Identification and significance

EEG Abnormalities: Identification and significance

Saturday, May 22, 2010: 10:50 AM
Grand Ballroom F Level 5 (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown)
9:45 AM
S. E. Swedo , Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Approximately 30% of individuals with ASD are diagnosed with epilepsy, but prognostic factors are not clear.  EEG abnormalities, whether epileptogenic or not, are of questionable significance.  There are reports of varying frequencies of these abnormalities, and the possible benefit of treating these abnormal results pharmacologically.  The most recent findings will be presented along with suggestions for further research in this area.