Manage Pathological Laughing and Crying From TBI

One consquence of TBI known as the “psuedobulbar affect” or PBA is uncontrollable, inappropriate fits of laughter, crying or both. Jonathan Fellus, MD of Seacaucus, New Jersey, is an expert on the treatment of PBA. He recommends trying behavioral strategies first. For example, when you feel an episode coming you can try to relax, breathe, and distract yourself. If behavioral strategies do not work, then he recommends taking a medication called NUEDEXRA which can eliminate or decrease symptoms of PBA.

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