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Definition of Affective release

Affective release Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
MS glossary
Also called pseudo-bulbar affect or pathological laughing and weeping; a condition in which episodes of laughing and/or crying occur with no apparent precipitating event. The person’s actual mood may be unrelated to the emotion being expressed. This condition is thought to be caused by lesions in the limbic system, a group of brain structures involved in emotional feeling and expression.
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