The 14 & 6-associated clinical complex: a rejected hypothesis revisited.

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Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeLong, GR; Rosenberger, PB; Hildreth, S; Silver, I

Published Date

  • April 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 127

PubMed ID

  • 3598140

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3598140

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-0738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/088307388700200207

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States