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When laughter lingers too long

More than a million Americans suffer from a malady that prompts them to break out laughing at funerals or start crying on happy occasions.

Sharla LaFountain of Great Falls has suffered from the condition called pseudobulbar effect, an offshoot of her multiple sclerosis. Up to 10 percent of people with multiple sclerosis deal with the side effect.

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More on Pseudobulbar Affect here.

A friend of mine calls this emotional incontinence.

December 3, 2003 in symptom management | Permalink