Pseudobulbar Affect: Diagnosis in the Midst of Depression

Pseudobulbaa affect (PBA) typically presents as episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying that is out of context to the current social situation. The patient’s emotional expression is incongruent to their emotional state. Usually, PBA is seen in the setting of other neurologic diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzeihmer’s dementia, stroke, progressive MS, brain tumors, […]

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Alzheimers, dementia, depression

Alzheimer’s and its Neuropsychiatric Relationships: Focus on Depression

Alzheimer’s prevalence and impact In the US, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death with greater than 5 million people currently living with the disease. Since the year 2000, deaths from cardiovascular disease have decreased by 14% while there have been an 89% increase in deaths caused by Alzheimer’s. Of people aged […]

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Concussion: Return to Play

By Linda Girgis, MD In my practice, I see it frequently that a coach allowed a patient to return to play after suffering a concussion and still symptomatic. The popular movie, “Concussion” starring Will Smith, brought to light the grave damage recurrent concussions can cause on the brain to the general American population. Yet, for […]

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