Uncontrollable Laughter and Crying | Do I have PBA?

Do I Have PBA? (PseudoBulbar Affect or PBA)

If you’re living with a neurologic condition such as dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury or MS and are experiencing unexpected outbursts of crying or laughing you could have PseudoBulbar Affect - PBA. Nearly 2 million Americans with certain underlying neurologic diseases are estimated to suffer from PBA.

Think you might have PBA? Take a short assessment here and share the results with your doctor. This PBA assessment tool was developed by healthcare professionals and is called the Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS). Your answers to the seven simple questions will help your doctor determine if you could have PBA. This assessment tool is not intended to substitute for professional medical assessment and/or advice. Please consult with your doctor.

The CNS-LS has been validated in ALS and MS patient populations.

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