The presence of rhythmic electroencephalographic artifacts may at times be confused with actual brain-related activity even before electroconvulsive therapy. Here, we present a case of rapid persistent blinking due to tardive dyskinesia, causing rhythmic deltalike artifacts on the electroencephalographic monitor.
From the *Centre for Complex Disorder, and †Department Of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Program, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Received for publication May 24, 2012; accepted May 30, 2012.
Reprints: Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, MD, ECT Service, Mood Disorders Program. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors have no conflicts of interest or financial disclosures to report.