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iHOPE is a series of webinars and Ask the Experts Q&A sessions led by topic experts who provide information and resources to help with specific issues related to stroke recovery.


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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)


Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a neurological disorder that causes sudden and unpredictable episodes of crying or laughing, often in socially inappropriate situations. PBA is sometimes called emotional lability, pathological crying and laughing or emotional incontinence.

Join topic expert Jonathan Fellus, MD, for the iHOPE: Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) webinar and learn more about the following topics:

  • Definition of PBA and what it looks like
  • The impact of PBA on post-stroke recovery
  • How to determine the presence of PBA
  • How PBA differs from depression
  • Treatment for PBA

Jonathan Fellus, MD is a neurologist who specializes in brain injury rehabilitation. He is the Director of Rehabilitation at Meadowlands Rehabilitation Hospital Institute in Seacaucus, N.J. Dr. Fellus is frequently called upon by the media for his expert opinion and insight on PBA and other neurological conditions.


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Tell us about your experience. A new window with a short survey will pop up after you close out of the webinar. Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback. This webinar was recorded January 12, 2012.

Visit www.stroke.org/iHOPE for other webinars on a variety of topics.

All webinars are prerecorded except where noted.

System requirements:
PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

This program is funded by Allergan, Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., Genentech, Inc., the Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation, MetLife Foundation, NovaVision, Pfizer, Inc. and Purdue Pharma..

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