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 can happen in people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions.


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 and MS patient populations. A clinical diagnosis is required to determine if a person has PBA.
Do you have PBA symptoms?
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Ask your doctor how to manage Pseudobulbar Affect

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

Neurologists and psychiatrists are the doctors who may be able to help identify PBA symptoms and diagnose it properly.

Do I have PBA?

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

Take the PBA Quiz