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.

Images of people affected by Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)
Marilyn, a caregiver to her husband with Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

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.

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