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What type of doctor treats pseudobulbar affect in multiple sclerosis?

Only a trained medical professional can clinically diagnose pseudobulbar affect (PBA) -- episodes of uncontrollable laughing and/or crying that may be inappropriate. Neurologists and psychiatrists are the physicians who most often specialize in diagnosing and treating the disorder. It is important to receive an accurate diagnosis as PBA is sometimes misconstrued as depression or some other psychiatric condition.

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