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What causes pseudobulbar affect?

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Scientists believe pseudobulbar affect may result from damage to the prefrontal cortex -- the area of the brain that helps control emotions. Changes in brain chemicals linked to depression and hyper moods (mania) could also play a role.

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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