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lability

 [lah-bil´ĭ-te]
1. the quality of being labile.
2. in psychiatry, emotional instability; rapidly changing emotions.

la·bil·i·ty

(lă-bil'i-tē),
The state of being labile.

lability

Neurology Neurologic instability, as in an evolving CVA/TIA or spinal cord injury. See Cerebrovascular accident, Spinal cord injury, Transient ischemic attack.

la·bil·i·ty

(lă-bil'i-tē)
The state of being labile.
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Her psychiatric symptoms included anxiety, emotional lability and, most importantly, psychosis.
Emotional lability: the patient is more stable, less moody.
According to the alterations in the proportions of LC and non-labile C (NLC), expressed by the lability (L) = LC/NLC in the soil, the lability index (LI) was calculated as LI = L cultivated/L reference.
(8) Other terms used to describe the symptoms associated with PBA include pathological crying/laughing, emotional incontinence, affective lability, and involuntary emotional expression disorder.
This was the only direct link between early adversity and emotional lability. Nevertheless, the negative impact of past adversity was more complex than expected.
In addition, these patients revealed a higher level of sensitivity and lability (in comparison with patients with CHD) with high demands of themselves.
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".
The studies by Luke and colleagues utilised associated questionnaire methods as rudimentary attempts to assess the impact of two such factors--latent inhibition and lability. Latent inhibition can be understood as the general tendency of an organism to ignore or filter out information from further cognitive processing that it has learned is irrelevant to its ongoing situational concerns (Lubow, 1989).
DISCUSSION: Patient had important psychiatric features, frequently described in hypoparathyroidism Psychiatric features are: anxiety, emotional lability, depression, confusion, hallucination, psychosis.
76.3%; [chi square] = 5.45, p = 0.01) and lability of affect (87.8% vs.