Computer analyzed EEG in methylphenidate-responsive hyperactive children

Neuropediatrics. 1984 Feb;15(1):28-32. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1052336.


Computer-based analyses of the EEG-records were performed in 18 hyperkinetic children. Thirteen of these patients displayed a positive response to clinical treatment with methylphenidate. Discriminant analyses of native EEG-records and differences between the spectrums from the EEG with and without medication made it possible to properly classify 73.3 or 80%, respectively, of all patients. Even based on a relatively small sample it is possible to make predictions as to the effectivity of stimulant treatment solely on the basis of EEG-findings.

MeSH terms

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / drug therapy*
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Computers
  • Electroencephalography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methylphenidate / therapeutic use*


  • Methylphenidate