Alpha and Theta Band Power Alterations on EEG are Linked to Psychological, but not Somatic, Symptom Severity in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
Nawras A. Sawafta
Abdul-Rahman S. Sawalma
Mohammad M. Herzallah
Al-Quds University, Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious psychiatric disorder characterized by low mood, loss of pleasure, and other psychological and somatic symptoms. Previous studies show that MDD is associated with changes in alpha and theta oscillations measured by electroencephalography (EEG). Yet, most studies did not differentiate between subsets of MDD symptoms and their relationship to different brain oscillations.