Possible Reasons for an EEG
There are many reasons a doctor may recommend that a patient undergo an EEG. Some of these reasons may include the following:
To diagnose epilepsy;
To determine the type of seizures a patient is experiencing;
To determine if a patient is having problems with loss of consciousness;
To determine whether any sleep disorders exist; and/or
To determine if a patient's problem is physical in nature (e.g., brain, spinal cord, etc.), or a mental health problem.