Pathologic tearfulness is a common disorder following autoimmune limbic encephalitis

Takeaway

  • Pathologic tearfulness is common following autoimmune limbic encephalitis and is linked to specific abnormalities within emotion regulation networks.

Why this matters

    Clinicians should be mindful that emotion dysregulation may develop after autoimmune limbic encephalitis which may cause distress. Pathologic tearfulness could be a useful neuropsychological model for exploring the neural mechanisms of emotion regulation that could ultimately improve behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions.