Do I have PBA?

You could have Pseudobulbar Affect if you are…

  • Experiencing sudden, frequent, uncontrollable crying and/or laughing
  • Diagnosed with a brain injury or neurologic condition

If this applies to you, take the steps below to learn more and see if you're eligible to talk to a nurse through the PBA Nurse Talk program.

You have scored 13 or higher on this quiz, which suggests that you may have PBA. PBA is a result of a neurologic condition or brain injury.

The PBA Quiz

Could you or someone you care for have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)?

PBA happens in people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions, but PBA can often be confused with depression. The two are separate conditions with their own symptoms. This 7-question quiz can help determine if you have the symptoms seen with PBA and help you start discussions with your healthcare provider.

I’m taking this quiz for:
There are times when I feel fine one minute, and then I'll become tearful the next over something small or for no reason at all.
There are times when the person seems to feel fine one minute, and then becomes tearful the next over something small or for no reason at all.
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Enter your contact information below so that a registered nurse can call you to discuss your quiz results.

Your PBA Quiz results have been sent to your inbox.
Take your quiz results with you to the next appointment with your healthcare provider to start a conversation about PBA.
For additional support, consider joining our Facebook community of patients and caregivers living with and affected by PBA.
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Your quiz results have been sent to your inbox. As a reminder, PBA Nurse Talk does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider. Only your healthcare provider can diagnose you with PBA.
For additional support, consider joining our Facebook community of patients and caregivers living with and affected by PBA.
Thank you. A registered nurse will reach out to you shortly.
Your quiz results have been sent to your inbox. As a reminder, PBA Nurse Talk does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider. Only your healthcare provider can diagnose you with PBA.
For additional support, consider joining our Facebook community of patients and caregivers living with and affected by PBA.
Thank you. So you have your quiz responses handy, we will send you a reminder of your results before your doctor's appointment.
In the meantime, consider joining our PBA Support Group - a community for caregivers and patients to share resources, experiences, and tips on handling Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA).
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The Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS) was developed by healthcare professionals to identify and measure PBA symptoms. It does not diagnose PBA and is not intended to substitute for professional medical assessment and/or advice. Please consult with your doctor.

PBA Nurse Talk

This program gives those experiencing relevant symptoms the opportunity to speak with a registered nurse about PBA.

Learn more and find out if you're eligible