(EEG) and brainstem autonomic monitoring is at present the
only clinical means of diagnosing non-epileptic behaviours
in Rett syndrome, thereby saving some Rett patients from unnecessary
administration of anti-epileptic drugs. We are able to identify
vacant spells", usually associated with involuntary
movements and dystonic postures, which can be mistaken for
clinical epileptic seizures. Rett patients with Valsalva's
type of breathing, apneustic breathers and feeble breathers
are all predisposed to non-epileptic vacant spells.
graph and videos were recorded using the NeuroScopeT system
here to see the graph of Non-Epileptic vacant spells
here to see the video of Non-Epileptic vacant spells.