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Emotional lability

Emotional lability: Introduction

Emotional lability: labile affect or pseudobulbar affect refers to the pathological expression of laughter, crying, or smiling. It is also known as emotional lability, pathological laughter and crying or emotional incontinence. See detailed information below for a list of 59 causes of Emotional lability, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Emotional lability:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Emotional lability. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Emotional lability

Home Diagnostic Testing and Emotional lability

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Causes of Types of Emotional lability:

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Emotional lability: Symptom Checker

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Emotional lability Treatments

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Emotional lability: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Emotional lability may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Emotional lability

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Emotional lability: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Emotional lability

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen the more »

Emotional lability: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Emotional lability

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Emotional lability: Related Rare Diseases

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Emotional lability: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Emotional lability

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How Common are these Causes of Emotional lability?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Emotional lability. Of the 59 causes of Emotional lability that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 48 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Emotional lability:

The following list of conditions have 'Emotional lability' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Emotional lability Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Emotional lability based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Emotional lability:

    Medical Conditions associated with Emotional lability:

    Emotional symptoms (2080 causes)

    Symptoms related to Emotional lability:

    Mania (102 causes), Post partum depression (6 causes), Major depression (6 causes), Bipolar disorder, Post partum psychosis (4 causes), Post partum blues (5 causes)

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