Uncontrollable Crying or Laughing | PBA vs Depression

PBA vs. Depression

Maybe it’s not depression. Maybe it’s PBA.

Pseudobulbar affect - PBA is a neurologic condition that is often mistaken for depression. Sometimes PBA episodes can look like symptoms of depression. However, unlike depression, PBA episodes are sudden, unpredictable, and may not truly reflect the way you feel inside. It is important to understand that PBA is not depression. However, some patients may have both conditions. PBA and depression should be diagnosed separately for appropriate treatment.

What’s the difference between PBA and Depression?


What’s the difference between PBA and Depression?
*Crying may or may not be present with depression.