The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine maintains the Pseudobulbar Affect Program. This condition, also known as PBA, is characterized by mood swings-- notably tearfulness or laughter that are often uncontrollable and can be incongruent with their actual emotional state. Newer drugs and therapies have been developed to treat this condition, and the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine offers these interventions.
The clinic is staffed by Marie McMahon, M.S.W., our lead clinician on geriatric issues. Jaime Saal, M.A., L.P.C., also administers the program. Medical support comes from Joel L. Young, M.D. and Carol Rembor, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C. For further information, please contact (248) 608-8800.
RCBM is currently involved in clinical trials on the following research topics: