Do I have PBA?
You could have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) if you…
- Have been diagnosed with a brain injury or neurologic condition
- Experience sudden, frequent, uncontrollable crying and/or laughing
If this applies to you, take the first step in learning if your symptoms could suggest PBA by completing the PBA Quiz. (This quiz is not a diagnostic tool. Only a healthcare professional can determine whether you have PBA.)
All ambassadors are real patients living with PBA or caregivers for real patients living with PBA.
These steps can help you learn if your crying and/or laughing episodes could be a sign of PBA.
Not sure where to start? The 7-question quiz can help determine if your symptoms suggest PBA. Take the quiz.
The PBA Quiz is based on the Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS). This assessment was developed by healthcare professionals to help doctors determine whether a person is having PBA symptoms.
If your quiz score suggests you may have PBA, you can learn more about PBA through our FAQs, helpful videos, and personal stories from real people with PBA.
Only your healthcare provider can diagnose PBA, so you should make an appointment to discuss your symptoms. Your quiz results will be emailed to you and may make you feel more confident when talking with your healthcare provider about your crying and/or laughing episodes.
Getting a PBA diagnosis is a key step toward properly managing your symptoms with treatment. When you’re ready, use these tips for talking to your healthcare provider about PBA.
The PBA Quiz is based on the Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS). This 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. The PBA Quiz is not a diagnostic tool and is not intended to substitute professional medical assessment and/or advice. Only a healthcare provider can diagnosis PBA.