Though you may have never heard of PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA), you're not alone. Nearly two million Americans with certain neurologic conditions or brain injuries are estimated to suffer from these uncontrollable outbursts of crying or laughing. PBA doesn’t discriminate. It can affect men and women, old and young. Conditions or injuries that can lead to PBA include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias
  • Stroke or TIA’s
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)