Simula, Delia Maria
Alterazioni elettroencefalografiche e disturbi dello spettro autistico: analisi di una casistica di pazienti [Tesi di dottorato]
Università degli studi di Sassari, 2015-02-12

<b>Aim:</b> Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social and communication deficits and presence of restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. <br>Recently, there has been interest in the occurrence of electroencephalography anomalies and epilepsy in autism.</br> Rates as high as 60% have been reported and some investigators proposed that these abnormalities may play a causal role in the autism phenotype. <br><b>Methods:</b> This study examined the nature and frequency of EEGs abnormalities in 104 patients with a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.</br> <b>Results:</b> In our sample of 104 patients, we found EEGs abnormalities with a rate as high as 57,9%, according with other investigations, mainly localized in temporo-occipital region. <br><b>Conclusion:</b> We reviewed existing data and we found the hypoyhesis that severe EEGs abnormalities tended to be related to the neuropsychological function.</br> Our results will be compared with the neuropsycological features, with the aim to evaluate a relationship with the EEGs abnormalities.

In relazione con
Sotgiu, Stefano
MED/39 - Neuropsichiatria infantile

Tesi di dottorato. | Lingua: it. | Paese: | BID: TD16028894