Analysis of Electroencephalographic Records Obtained During Heroin Withdrawal in Vietnam.
Rept. no. 1 (Annual) 1 Jan-31 Dec 75,
EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL NORFOLK DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING
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The purpose of this study was to analyze electroencephalographic EEG records obtained from heroin dependent individuals during withdrawal. The EEG records were analyzed for various awake and sleep states according to standard techniques. The preliminary results indicate that the control subjects exhibited fairly standard sleep patterns in that they showed the typical first night effect A general disruption of sleep associated with a suppression in the amount of REM sleep followed by a stabilization of the sleep patterns on consecutive nights. The patients undergoing heroin withdrawal displayed a definite disruption in the total sleep pattern which was characterized by an increase in the awake and awake plus alpha states, a decrease in some of the slow wave sleep states, and a greater suppression of the REM sleep state.
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