Pseudobulbar affect (PBA)

Here is a link to a Mayo Clinic article on PBA
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pseudobulbar-affect/symptoms-causes/syc-20353737?
PBA usually affects people with neurological disorders, such as people who have had a stroke, closed-head injury, MS, etc. It is characterized by uncontrollable crying or laughing (oftentimes at an inappropriate time). As I read this article, I was wondering if any Connect members are affected by this disorder. If so, could you share your experiences? For example: When did it start? How do you deal with it?

I look forward to hearing from you.

I have it. It was so embarrassing. I would start crying in front of my bosses. And I would laugh when someone got hurt which was not at all appropriate. I thought I was going crazy! My primary doctor said it was peri-menopause. 5 years later, my neuro diagnosed it as pseudobulbar affect.

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Hello @jl1,

I am so pleased that you responded to this topic. If you are comfortable doing so, could you share with us when these crying/laughing problems began? Were there any triggers beforehand?

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Hello @jl1,

I am so pleased that you responded to this topic. If you are comfortable doing so, could you share with us when these crying/laughing problems began? Were there any triggers beforehand?

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I have several symptoms that came on gradually so i am no real sure when each started but i think it started aroynd 2014 or 2015. I don't think there were any triggers. At firsr is was just crying slightly exaggerated. About a year and a half ago, it got really bad. I was crying hard for no reason.

I was so happy to find out that it was a neurogical reason. Now i take 50 mg of zoloft and don't have any issues with it.

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I'm so glad to hear that the Zoloft helped you, @jl1.

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