Seizure Therapy

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Simeone, Kristina A.
Simeone, Timothy A.
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2017-07-11
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A method and a composition are utilized to affect mitochondrial functions on a seizure-genic brain region. In one aspect, the disclosure comprises methods of treating seizures. Seizures are a transient symptom of abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Seizures may manifest as a wild thrashing movement, a brief loss of awareness, an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, a full body slump, and various other psychic symptoms such as déjà vu or jamais vu. Recurrent, unprovoked seizures are medically known as epilepsy. In one implementation, the method of treating a seizure includes administering a composition that restores mitochondrial function to a seizure-genic brain region. In some embodiments, the composition can include ascorbic acid, vitamin E, and pyruvate.
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