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Can traumatic brain injury lead loud load self talk and excessive

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can traumatic brain injury lead loud load self talk and excessive laughing or crying in which patient is not aware of it
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr-A-Greene replied 6 months ago.
Absolutely. There are several specific conditions that could be named, but the one that comes most immediately to mind is something called "pseudobulbar affect." This is usually noticed post-stroke, or it can be part of the dementia process. However, it can also happen after a traumatic brain injury. It is characterized by inappropriate or excessive laughter/crying that has no apparent cause (and the patient is often unaware it's occurring). This could explain the loud self-talk as well. I've posted a link to it below and welcome any question you may have about it: Thanks and best of luck,Dr. G.