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(1956). Psychosomatic Medicine. XVI, 1954. Headache Studied by Means of the Basal Electroencephalogram. Alejandro P. Arellano and Robert S. Schwab. Pp. 93-103.. Psychoanal Q., 25:118-119.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychosomatic Medicine. XVI, 1954. Headache Studied by Means of the Basal Electroencephalogram. Alejandro P. Arellano and Robert S. Schwab. Pp. 93-103.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:118-119

Psychosomatic Medicine. XVI, 1954. Headache Studied by Means of the Basal Electroencephalogram. Alejandro P. Arellano and Robert S. Schwab. Pp. 93-103.

'In sixty-one individuals electroencephalographic studies were obtained applying a new technique with a recording from the base of the brain. Thirty-six patients were suffering with headache, and there were twenty-five normal subjects. The basal brain activity found has been arbitrarily divided into three grades: I, low-voltage symmetric type; II, higher voltage, seven to fourteen waves per second, usually asymmetric, dominant in the left side; III, when the latter activity becomes intermingled with sharp waves or spikes. Both grades

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I and II increased during mental activity and emotional conflict. This so-called basal rhythm has been found in twenty-eight percent of normal subjects, in thirty percent of simple headache, and in sixty-one and a half percent of the migraine group. The basal rhythm of grade III has not been found in our normal subjects. The rhythm described has probably an electrical activity related to a function of the rhinencephalic areas, including the temporal lobes.'

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(1956). Psychosomatic Medicine. XVI, 1954.. Psychoanal. Q., 25:118-119

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