Diagnosing Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

PBA occurs secondary to a variety of otherwise unrelated neurologic conditions, and is characterized by involuntary, sudden, and frequent episodes of laughing and/or crying. PBA episodes typically occur out of proportion or incongruent to the underlying emotional state. PBA is a specific condition, distinct from other types of emotional lability that may occur in patients … Continue reading “Diagnosing Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)”

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