Trial Enrolling NOW (Involuntary Outbursts of Laughing and/or Crying After a Stroke)
episodes of laughing and crying are a significant challenge for many people who
have had a stroke. PBA (Pseudobulbar Affect) is a medical
condition that causes sudden, frequent and involuntary bouts of crying and/or
laughing in people living with certain neurologic conditions or brain injuries,
such as stroke.
can occur when certain areas of the brain that control normal expression of
emotion are damaged. This damage can disrupt brain signaling, causing a “short
circuit” and triggering episodes of crying or laughing that are often sudden
and exaggerated or do not match what the person is feeling inside.
you have never heard of PBA, you are not alone. Nearly 2 million Americans with
certain neurologic conditions or brain injuries are estimated to suffer from
it. PBA can affect men and women, old and young. If you have any questions
regarding PBA, talk to your doctor.
Clinical investigators across the U.S. are now
taking part in a clinical trial called PRISM II to evaluate the use of a
medication to treat PBA.
To be considered eligible for this study, you
- be 18 years of age or older;
- been diagnosed with a stroke 3
months ago or more
simple questionnaire regarding symptoms of laughter or crying will determine
whether you qualify for the study.
All of the study-related medical visits,
services and products are provided free of charge.
Click here or call
1-855-477-4762 to learn more or find a treatment center near you.
email does not imply National Stroke Association's endorsement of any product,
treatment, service or entity. National Stroke Association strongly recommends
that you consult with a healthcare professional about diagnosis and treatment
before participating in a clinical trial. National Stroke Association has no
affiliation with this clinical trial. Visit http://www.avanirclinicaltrials.com/prism-II for more information about participating.