Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Uncontrollable Laughter - Symptoms of a Sad Deterioration and Degenerative Brain Disease
Not all the behavior we see out in public is that of a normal mind. Perhaps you've occasionally encountered someone who could not stop swearing or cussing, Tourette's Syndrome for instance? Maybe you have encountered someone with uncontrollable laughter, or someone when under stress, or in a very nervous state could not control their behavior. These are symptoms, often enough, of a very sad deterioration and degenerative brain disease. When we see this sort of behavior we should step back and realize that these folks are having biological challenges with their most important organ, their brain. Okay so let's talk about this for a moment shall we?
Not long ago, I noticed two people conversing about some serious topics. One person could not control their laughter, and even laughed at their own life's failures and dealings, and personal tragedies. They also laughed every time a question was asked which put them in a stressful situation. The individual could not control himself, it was quite obvious, and to anyone trained in human behavior and psychology it should have been evident that there are brain degenerative issues going on, and the individual is not in his full faculties.
Interestingly enough, the person in question has had a life of accomplishments, which made it that much more difficult for me as an observer to handle because I was quite saddened witnessing all of this. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and when they waste away it's nothing short of a tragedy. Now then, I'd like to provide you with a little more detail as to how some of these degenerative brain diseases work, and why this occurs. This might help you forgive people who have behavioral challenges and emotional outbursts which are almost unexplainable.
Now then, uncontrollable laughter can also be caused by brain tumors pushing on a particular part of the brain, or severe lesions (brain damage) for instance you might as a reference in "the Brain - A Journal of Nuerology" there was a very interesting research paper titled; "Disorders of Laughter Due to Brain Lesions," published in 1956 (79(4): 589-609). In that same journal you should also read; "Fits of Laughter (Sham Mirth) in Organic Cerebral Disease," 1950 73(4): 453-464.
What I am saying here is let's not go too hard on this guy, sometimes there is another explanation involved in the behavior we witness, and as long as the individual in question is not in an important leadership position there shouldn't be a problem, as they can at least mostly get along if they keep to themselves. Let's have empathy for people like the one I recently observed. That's the right thing to do when people are not in their right state of mind, have trouble under emotional stress, or have severe cognitive decline unable to think properly anymore. Please consider all this and think on it.