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Behavioral Issues with DBS Stimulation

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I know some PD meds can change your thinking or actions.   However, have there been cases where DBS can also?  I know I have heard of depression, but I am not aware of anything like what agonists can do.

 

 

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Yes.  Laughter or crying may occur.   I don't understand the dynamics of it, but there is no guarantees when it comes to the brain.

 

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) doesn't seem to be common with Parkinson's, but laughing during a funeral is not appropriate. Emotional overwhelmed, and boom I was pretty bummed but started laughing.  Mom's funeral before I was diagnosed with PD.  I'm sure my Mom understood, but at the time I really didn't think much about it.

 

I seriously need a year or two before I would be able to comment.

 

So would it be more or less likely to occur after DBS, I don't know.

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