n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Mild hypoxia is associated with quantitative EEG changes, but not with dissociative symptoms
|Article Title||Mild hypoxia is associated with quantitative EEG changes, but not with dissociative symptoms|
|Journal||South African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Author||F. Pretorius, H.W. Smith, C. Kruger, C. Le Roux, M.J. Van der Linde, H.T. Groeneveld and P. Bartel|
|Publication Date||Jun 2006|
|Pages||22 - 25|
|Keyword(s)||Dissociative symptoms, Hypoxia and Quantitative electro-encephalographic changes|
ISI Social Science
<I>Backround and aims.</I> Hypoxia at altitude may lead to mental changes resembling dissociative symptoms. This study examined whether hypoxia precipitates dissociative states in normal subjects and whether quantitative electroencephalographic (EEG) changes occur. <br><I>Methods.</I> Dissociative symptoms and EEG changes were examined in a hypobaric chamber. <br><I>Results.</I> No dissociation was noted. EEG slowing accompanied hypoxia, replicating previous findings.
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