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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) In Geriatric & Long-Term Care Patients​

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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) In Geriatric & Long-Term Care Patients​

PBA is a neurologic condition that occurs secondary to a variety of otherwise unrelated neurologic conditions and is characterized by sudden, frequent, uncontrollable episodes of laughing and/or crying.1,2 Residents in long-term care settings with PBA symptoms may have different characteristics with their medication usage or behavioral symptoms compared to those residents without PBA symptoms.3,4 In this webinar, our panelists will be reviewing PBA characteristics, neurocircuitry and pathophysiology, PBA prevalence, the impact of PBA on patients and assessment of PBA symptoms.


    1. Cummings JL, et al. CNS Spectr. 2006;11(6):1-7
    2. Wortzel HS, et al. CNS Drugs. 2008; 22(7):531-545
    3. Foley K et al. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016;31:694-701
    4. Zarowitz BJ, et al. Consultant Pharm. 2013;28:713-22



Justin Rash, PharmD, BCGP (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison


Michelle Lavagnino, DrPH(c) (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison, Long-term Care

Justin Rash and Michelle Lavagnino are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)


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