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Using Dextromethorphan for Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)People who have PBA experience sudden episodes of crying or laughing that are out of their control, even when there does not seem to be anything to cry or laugh about. PBA is often associated with nervous system disorders that damage the area of the brain responsible for controlling the normal expression of emotion, such as:
- Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's disease
- A stroke
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI).