If you, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with MND, you are likely to experience a wide range of emotions. This is normal.
Adapting to life with MND following the diagnosis can be difficult. Everyone has a unique pathway through the disease, but it will be life changing and your routines and plans will need to become more flexible as you face the challenges ahead. This may also create unexpected feelings and emotions.
Some people with MND experience 'emotional lability' where they have uncontrolled bouts of laughter and tears, often at inappropriate moments. This can be upsetting, but do talk about this to your GP or health team, as there may be treatment to ease this symptom.
If you have any persistent issues with emotional reactions, again talk to your GP. It may be possible to refer you to a counsellor or psychologist who will be able to help you identify strategies to cope with these feelings.
Family carers may find it helpful to refer to our information specifically for carers.