Many people find staring spells can be habitual and even normal, but not in Dr. Katherine Standley’s 19-year-old patient, whose 3 years of frequent staring episodes turned into “blacking out” while driving. While initially thought to be behavioral by her family, the driving episode prompted further examination.

The routine EEG and MRI were both normal, but the events continued to happen frequently. Our case study highlights the 24 hour in-home video EEG monitoring to ascertain between behavioral versus epileptic nature of these staring events.


Staring_Spell_-_Behavioral_or_Epileptic_Standley.pngIn this free case study, you will learn:

  • What the 24 hour monitoring yielded
  • How she was treated in conjunction with the findings
  • The quantified events and time and duration of each discharge
  • Electroencephalogram scans showing the patient’s events

It was important this patient got treated, because something seemingly behavioral turned into a risky experience while on the road. By monitoring her activity long term, technicians at RSC were able to record her events and forward this information to Dr. Standley, who diagnosed the patient and was able to stop the events from recurring with less disruption to her daily life.

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