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Using QEEG Parameters to track improvements in depression

Using QEEG Parameters to track improvements in depression

This pilot study reports the findings from a sub-group of 9 patients, from a cohort of 32 middle-aged ambulant depressive patients undergoing an intensive 8 week choral singing programme, who received “before” and “after” QEEGs (resting state and the WinEEG VCPT ERP protocol). “Before” and “after” mental state examinations and Beck Depressive Inventory showed significant improvement (p<0.001). Group spectral analysis of resting QEEG showed greater L/R hemispheric symmetry of activity, reduction of right polar pre-frontal hyperactivity, and reduction of hypercoherence (all reported depressive parameters).   ERP results revealed that an initially heightened P3a Novelty Cingulate Gyrus response reduced significantly over the course of treatment (p<0.05).

Areas of Interest / Categories: ANSA 2014