The more specific you can be about your PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA) symptoms, the more productive your next doctor's visit will be. That's where your PBA Episode Guide can help. It gives your doctor an idea of how PBA symptoms may be affecting you or the person you care for. A formal diagnosis of PBA can only be made by a qualified healthcare professional.


Here's how to use your PBA Episode Guide:

  • Think about one uncontrollable crying and/or laughing episode you had in the last week.
  • Choose the answer that best describes your episode for each question or statement.
  • Choose where you want to save your answers. (Select the method that will be easiest for you to access during your next appointment.)

My PBA Episode* Guide

Describe one episode you had last week. During that one episode, were you:
Did your crying and/or laughing match how you felt inside?
Where did that episode occur?
How many of these episodes did you have last week?
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