Uncontrolled and Random Laughing in Children

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LISA: Tag Kari Schaiman

Possible Causes for Uncontrolled Laughing:

  • Psuedo-Bulbar Affect (PBA): Side effect of neurological conditions like stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), MS  (Needs to be evaluated and treated by a medical professional)
  • Gelastic seizures: spontaneous, uncontrollable and often maniacal giggles or laughter. They are short and unpredictable. The cause: a rare form of epilepsy called Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH) (Needs to be evaluated and treated by a medical professional)
  • Autism
  • Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurobiological disorder that causes a combination of tics and involuntary vocal outbursts.
  • Anxiety