Is Juvenile Delinquency Related to an Abnormal EEG? A Study of EEG Abnormalities in Juvenile Delinquents and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients

L. K G Hsu, Katherine Wisner, E. T. Richey, C. Goldstein

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Abstract

A consecutive series of violent juvenile delinquents and a consecutive series of adolescent psychiatric inpatients were studied with respect to their electroencephalograph (EEG), demography, psychiatric diagnosis, physical diagnosis, and intelligence. No difference was found in the prevalence of EEG abnormalities between the two groups and an association between EEG abnormality and juvenile delinquency was not established. These findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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