Indeed, many experts believe crying is a state of being for a newborn, much like sleeping or napping. He even has a little "nursery rhyme" that explains this behavior: "Babies cry like birds fly: It's part of being the creature we are. So how can you stop the waterworks? You might turn to context cues to take your best guess. Other Clues: Your baby was breastfed anywhere from one-and-a-half to three hours ago, or she had a bottle two to four hours earlier. She roots around with her mouth, wiggles, or starts acting frantic.
IN THE course of pharmacologic therapy of a patient who exhibited Parkinsonian phenomena associated with forced crying and laughing, it was observed, as a result of medication, that, together with the diminution in tremor amplitude, there was a definite decrease in the frequency and intensity of the paroxysmal episodes of crying and laughing. On the basis of this observation, a series of nine patients showing the phenomenon of forced crying and laughing were given atropine or atropine-like drugs to determine whether these medicaments might be an effective means for the control or modification of this patterned motor discharge. In certain cases the patients were placed under.
PBA occurs secondary to a neurologic disorder or brain injury. Patients may find themselves crying uncontrollably at something that is only moderately sad, being unable to stop themselves for several minutes. Episodes may also be mood-incongruent : a patient may laugh uncontrollably when angry or frustrated, for example. Sometimes, the episodes may switch between emotional states, resulting in the patient crying uncontrollably before dissolving into fits of laughter. The pseudobulbar affect, also referred to as emotional lability , should not be confused with labile mood or labile emotions that stem from emotional instability — affective dysregulation — commonly seen in personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder.