What is a qEEG Brain Evaluation?
A Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) is a clinically useful, objective assessment that is used to construct a functional 'map' of your brainwave activity, identifying electrophysiologic patterns that can be used to identify areas of dysfunction and conditions originating in the brain (ADD/ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, etc.). While typical brain imaging techniques such as MRIs, CAT scans and x-rays measure brain structure, a qEEG measures brain activity.
This type of functional brain assessment allows us to identifying wave patterns in different areas of the brain that are the analyzed in order to understand what is happening in the brain, where it is happening and how problematic the issue is. This brain mapping involves placing a non-invasive EEG cap onto the patients head. Subsequent qEEGs will be administered in order to measure progress and adjust treatment as necessary.