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PBA Nurse Talk

Your PBA Quiz score suggests that you may have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA).

You are eligible to connect with a registered nurse to learn more about PBA and discuss your quiz results as part of our PBA Nurse Talk* program. Nurses are available to talk on the phone or via online chat from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday.

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Here's what you can expect from PBA Nurse Talk:

  • A judgement-free and confidential conversation
  • Information about PBA
  • Guidance on how to talk about your crying and/or laughing episodes with your family, friends, caregivers and/or healthcare providers
  • Understanding and support for how your episodes impact your daily routines

About our nurses

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About our nurses

The registered nurses in our program have a background in patient education. They believe “health is wealth” and enjoy providing information that can enrich lives. They can be resource to you as you learn more about PBA. To speak to one of our nurses now, enroll below.

What callers are saying


[My episodes are] embarassing, and no one understands what is happening. I don't even understand. It is nice to finally learn more about this condition.


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*PBA Nurse Talk is sponsored by Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is committed to supporting those who may be suffering from PBA. This program is offered at no cost to those eligible, does not require health insurance, and does not replace speaking with a healthcare provider – only a healthcare provider can diagnose PBA. PBA Nurse Talk conversations will remain completely confidential. PBA Nurse Talk is only available to people experiencing uncontrollable crying and/or laughing, not their caregivers.

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