A 18-year-old female asked:
What is the condition called when an adult has inappropriate random bursts of laughter or crying?
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Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Pseudobulbar affect: Pseudobulbar affect (pba), emotional lability, labile affect refers to a neurologic disorder characterized by inoluntary crying or uncontrollable episodes of crying and/or laughing, or other emotional displays.Pba occurs secondary to neurologic disease or brain injury.
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