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What is pseudobulbar affect?

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For at least one million Americans, laughter and crying occurs suddenly, uncontrollably, and often at the wrong time. This response isn't a sign of a happy or blue mood but rather a nervous system disorder called pseudobulbar affect.

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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