Pathological laughter and crying in neurological disorders: recognition and treatment

Pathological laughter and crying in neurological disorders: recognition and treatment
Pract Neurol. 2022 Jul 30:pn-2021-003301. doi: 10.1136/pn-2021-003301. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPathological laughter and crying is a disabling symptom complex associated with damage to various central nervous system pathways that control the reflex motor component of emotional expression. Many underlying conditions-including neurodegenerative diseases, CNS inflammation, vascular lesions and traumatic brain injury-can be associated with disinhibition of emotional reflex control. This suggests ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2022-07-30By Emma Husbands