Journal article

Pharmacotherapy for the Pseudobulbar Affect in Individuals Who Have Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury: a Systematic Review

Amelia J Hicks, Fiona J Clay, Jennie L Ponsford, Luke A Perry, Mahesh Jayaram, Rachel Batty, Malcolm Hopwood

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY REVIEW | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Pseudobulbar affect is a debilitating condition that significantly reduces quality of life for many individuals following traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is characterized by embarrassing and often uncontrollable episodes of crying or laughter. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy as compared to all other comparators for the management of pseudobulbar affect in adults who have sustained TBI. Six databases were searched, with additional hand searching of journals, clinical trials registries and international drug regulators to identify published and unpublished studies in English up to June 2018. Studies were eligible for this review if they i..

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