Do I have PBA?

Wondering if you or someone you care for might have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)—sudden, frequent, uncontrollable crying and/or laughing that doesn't match how you feel?

Take a short quiz and share it with your doctor

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Pseudobulbar Affect Quiz

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

PBA only happens in people with a brain injury or certain neurologic conditions, but PBA can often be confused with depression. The two are separate conditions that should be diagnosed and managed separately.

This quiz is not a diagnostic tool. Only a health care profesional can determine whether you have PBA.

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.
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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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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.

Do I have PBA?

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

Take the PBA Quiz