If your crying or laughing doesn’t match how you feel,

it could be a sign of PBA.

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) is a medical condition causing sudden, frequent, uncontrollable crying and/or laughing that doesn’t match how you feel. It happens only in people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions.

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Could you have PBA?

Your answers to these 7 questions can help you start the PBA conversation with your doctor.*

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*The Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS) assessment was developed by healthcare professionals to help doctors determine whether a person is having PBA symptoms. It has been validated in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patient populations. Only a healthcare provider can determine if a person has PBA.
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Images of people affected by Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

Ask your health care provider (HCP) how to manage Pseudobulbar Affect

Get tips for talking to your health care provider about your symptoms so you can start the conversation about PBA.

Neurologists, psychiatrists, internists, neuropsychiatrists, and physiatrists are types of health care providers who may be able to help identify PBA symptoms and diagnose properly.

Do I have PBA?

This 7-question quiz could help you start a conversation with your doctor about PBA.

Take the PBA Quiz