n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Mild hypoxia is associated with quantitative EEG changes, but not with dissociative symptoms

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



<I>Backround and aims.&lt;/I&gt; 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. &lt;br&gt;&lt;I&gt;Methods.&lt;/I&gt; Dissociative symptoms and EEG changes were examined in a hypobaric chamber. &lt;br&gt;&lt;I&gt;Results.&lt;/I&gt; No dissociation was noted. EEG slowing accompanied hypoxia, replicating previous findings.

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