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PBA, a Symptom of MS

For those who want to learn a little bit more about some of the symptoms of MS:

PBA, or pseudobulbar affect, is a neurological condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable outbursts of laughing or crying.  PBA can occur in stroke survivors or people with other neurologic conditions such as dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).  It is often seen, as well, in those with traumatic brain injury, and yes, multiple sclerosis. 

According to Wikipedia, recent studies suggest a lifetime prevalence of PBA of approximately 10% in patients with MS.[26][27] PBA is generally associated with later stages of the disease (chronic progressive phase).[22] PBA in MS patients is associated with more severe intellectual deterioration, physical disability, and neurological disability.[28]

There are so many other areas to find information, both on PBA and MS.  For another full, detailed list of MS symptoms, visit Multiple Sclerosis Trust.