Factors associated with the duration of the postictal state after a generalized convulsion

Most epileptic seizures have a postictal state, an abnormal condition characterized by impaired consciousness, sensory, motor, cognitive function, or emotions that lasts from the end of the seizures until the return to the presumed baseline [1,2]. The mechanisms of the postictal state are poorly understood, although electrophysiological changes in the brain and cerebral blood flow alterations are thought to be involved in the mechanisms [2,3].