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How is pseudobulbar affect diagnosed?

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Pseudobulbar affect is hard to diagnose because it mimics other problems like depression or other mood disorders. Tell the doctor about the symptoms, including when they occur and how long they last. It can help to keep a diary of your crying and laughing episodes.

From: Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

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

Cruz, M. , June 2013. Pharmacy and Therapeutics

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 Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

SOURCES:

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

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

Cruz, M. , June 2013. Pharmacy and Therapeutics

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 Smitha Bhandari on June 6, 2018

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