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How can you tell if you have pseudobulbar affect?

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You may feel happy but start crying and not be able to stop. Or you could feel sad but start to laugh when you shouldn't. You might just cry or laugh a lot. Some people say the symptoms come on so quickly it's like a seizure.

SOURCES:

Ahmed, A. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, November 29, 2013.

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is pseudobulbar affect (PBA)?

Cruz, M. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, June 2013.

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Electroencephalogram (EEG)."

Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "Prefrontal Cortex."

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Pseudobulbar affect."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Pseudobulbar Affect."

National Stroke Association: "Pseudobulbar Affect. -- PBA."

News Release, Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on September 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Ahmed, A. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, November 29, 2013.

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is pseudobulbar affect (PBA)?

Cruz, M. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, June 2013.

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Electroencephalogram (EEG)."

Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "Prefrontal Cortex."

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences: "Pseudobulbar affect."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Pseudobulbar Affect."

National Stroke Association: "Pseudobulbar Affect. -- PBA."

News Release, Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on September 25, 2019

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