Pseudobulbar Affect May Be More Common in Patients Than Thought

Pseudobulbar Affect May Be More Common in Patients Than Thought

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Pseudobulbar Affect May Be More Common in Patients Than Thought

More people with Parkinson’s disease than previously estimated experience pseudobulbar affect, and its emotional outbursts can be especially common in patients with depression, a study in patients at a single U.S. institution reported. “Our data suggest that the prevalence of PBA [pseudobulbar affect] is possibly higher in the PD [Parkinson’s disease] population than previously considered … and the overlap with a diagnosis of depression also appears to be common,” its researchers wrote. The study, “Prevalence…

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