H, age 28, presents to the emergency department (ED) with pressured speech, emotional lability
, loose associations, and echolalia.
Wang, "Emotional Lability
as a Unique Presenting Sign of Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy," Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, vol.
Course was rapidly progressive with symptoms including incoordination, shuffling gait, seizure, daytime hypersomnolence, myoclonus, emotional lability
, dysphasia, and limb rigidity
Health care providers should always consider the possibility of PBA when patients with neurological conditions present with symptoms of emotional lability
. (7) Patients may present with concerns about crying easily, being unable to control emotional outbursts, or laughing at inappropriate times.
In chronic hypoparathyroidism, cognitive disorder, speech impediments, emotional lability
, mental and sensation disorders, aches, irritability, cataracts, papillae oedema may be seen.2,5,7,8 Cases are also known in literature where the patient presents with speech impediment and slowing down of thought, with no other neurological-systemic anomalies, who were diagnosed with imaging methods.4 Our patient also displayed choreiform movements, gait disorder, tremor, dysarthric speech, slowing down of thought and movement, dementia and depression.
(12) The authors identified four defining characteristics that suggested the presence of diagnosis when the defining characteristic stress was present in the caregiver; these are: removal from social life, changes in leisure activities, increased emotional lability
, lack of time to meet the personal needs.
She had neurodevelopmental regression and demonstrated emotional lability
with incoherent speech and disorientation.
A 9-year-old girl was brought to our hospital with complaints of irritability, stubbornness, emotional lability
, temper tantrums, and increased speech.
Predominant clinical features include emotional lability
, efforts to avoid abandonment, extremes of idealization and devaluation, unstable and intense interpersonal relationships, and impulsivity.
Common misinterpretations of the disturbance by the sufferers are remedied by ascribing emotional lability
to a physical cause, which relieves a great deal of psychological suffering from the misdiagnosis of a previously intractable "unknown mental illness".