The 14 & 6-associated clinical complex: a rejected hypothesis revisited.
The 14 & 6 Hz positive spike phenomenon is generally considered a normal variant finding. Our experience prompted this re-evaluation, which consisted of three parts: In children referred for sleep electroencephalograms (EEGs), 100 children with normal EEG and 100 with 14 & 6--the 14 & 6 correlated with behavior disorder and aggression; In 75 children referred for neurological evaluation and EEG because of behavior problems, 52% had 14 & 6 (excluding those with paroxysmal EEGs); and In 57 symptomatic children having prominent 14 & 6, tabulation of symptoms yielded a complex but coherent clinical picture, including disturbances of temper, mood, attention, learning, and sleep. We conclude that 14 & 6 has clinical associations and deserves study.
DeLong, GR; Rosenberger, PB; Hildreth, S; Silver, I
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