What is a QEEG?

A Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG), also known as a Brain Map, is a diagnostic technique administered by a highly experienced medical professional that measures specific aspects of the human EEG. It requires that 19 or more sensors be placed on the head so that the brainwave activity can be recorded and measured. Like Neurofeedback, it is non-invasive, meaning the procedure does not involve breaking into the skin. In our office, we utilize a cap system which is more comfortable and easy to apply, especially on children. Brainwaves are recorded with eyes open while the person is passive and again while performing certain tasks. It is recorded again in the eyes closed condition. The idea is to measure how the brain's response to challenges and different conditions plays out in the EEG activity. This data is then compared to the LORETTA normative database. The data are mapped into a series of graphs which reveal the areas of the brain that are abnormal as well as the severity of abnormality. The QEEG can provide valuable information regarding determining Neurofeedback protocols in conjunction with symptom based information obtained in the initial intake session. It is also useful as a re-evaluation tool to specifically document changes taking place within the brain. Parents and adults in treatment also have expressed the desire for a QEEG as it re-affirms or validates that there are indeed issues to be addressed. The QEEG is administered by our Medical Director, who is a licensed and board certified Medical Doctor.

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