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    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.My 3 year old son suffers from violent tantrums. There seems to be no apparent trigger. he can go from being quiet and calm to being violent and attacking anyone with reach. He bites, scratches, pull clothes etc. More recently my wife has had to leave the room as it was too dangerous to be with him.  I also have two other children aged 7 and 9 who have also been attacked.  This can also happen at night when he can wake up and go straight into a tantrum. During these "attacks" my son seems to be in real pain. We took a video of this and sent it to our doctor who reffered us for an EEG.We have tried twice to get an EEG, the last time we induced sleep in an attempt to get the wires on but with no success.My question is can anyone recommend anywhere in the country either private or NHS where we can get an EEG in an attempt to understand what is going on during these attacks?Thank you in advance.Nick

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    Hi Nick,

    As I mentioned we get similar issues with our son. He can also wake into violence. This violence was primarily directed at me and his little sister but is now predominently self injuring. We have also attempted EEG’s with no success and really cannot see any way of getting an accurate picture, either privately or NHS. We were told a ‘sleeping’ EEG was pretty near useless as you would only end up with a ‘possible’ answer as the accuracy is so questionable.
    We had a brain scan done at the Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, again under sedation, which basically made the results ‘null and void’.
    We would love a more ‘complete’ picture but the stress and upset involved in gaining inconclusive results has meant we have given up pursueing this option.
    No help, I know, but we’d also love to know if anyone has any ‘techniques’ for obtaining a useful EEG.

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