Brain cancer fact sheet: Lability – Do you feel that you are on an emotional roller coaster?
Lability is a quick and extreme change in a person’s feelings, often for no apparent reason.
A person may cry over nothing or laugh about things that are not funny. Sometimes the person may know inside that their tears or laughter are not the right response but may be unable to stop.
A survey of people with a brain tumour found that 10% found it hard to manage their feelings.
Carers of people with a brain tumour who were surveyed said that:
- 24% of their relatives showed frequent lability.
- 19% of their relatives laughed or cried too easily.