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While Dyanna was recovering from a stroke, she started crying and laughing uncontrollably for no reason. She wasn't feeling particularly sad or happy when this happened, but these sudden, frequent episodes embarrassed and frustrated her. When she asked her doctor about her symptoms, he told her it was PseudoBulbar Affect, or PBA.

PBA on The Doctors TV show

Could you have PBA?

Your answers to these 7 questions may help you start the PBA conversation with your doctor.*

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*The Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS) assessment was developed by healthcare professionals to help doctors determine whether a person is having PBA symptoms. It has been validated in ALS and MS patient populations. A clinical diagnosis is required to determine if a person has PBA.