Pathological Laughing and Crying

  title={Pathological Laughing and Crying},
  author={Frances Dark and J J Mcgrath and Maria A. Ron},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={472 - 479}
  • F. Dark, J. Mcgrath, M. Ron
  • Published 1 August 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: To review the clinical features, neurobiological correlates and treatment of pathological laughing and crying. Method: Selective literature review. Results: Attacks of involuntary, irresistible laughing or crying have long been recognised as sequelae of brain damage. There is controversy about the clinical features of these attacks, the stimuli that provoke them and their relation to affective disorder. The pathophysiology of pathological laughing and crying is still unclear. It can… 

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