Pseudobulbar affect

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Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) or emotional liability causes sudden, inappropriate, uncontrollable laughing or crying which does not usually reflect the person's mood.[1] PBA is a neurological disorder that is often mistaken for depression.[1]

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Pseudobulbar affect is typically caused by neurological diseases or injuries including multiple sclerosis, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), traumatic brain injury (a head injury causing loss of consciousness), or Parkinson's disease.[1][2][3] The emotional outbursts caused by PBA may last up to several minutes, and are different from how the person would normally have responded.[1]

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Nuedexta was approved by the FDA in 2010, and certain antidepressants may also be helpful.[1]

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