Answer the quiz questions below to see if you may be suffering from pseudobulbar affect.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life-experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with pseudobulbar affect (PBA). Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

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Have you ever experienced or been diagnosed with a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease?
Do you ever find that your laughter quickly turns to tears?
Do you ever experience outbursts of crying or laughter that doesn’t reflect how you actually feel?
Do you often find yourself laughing or crying for several minutes?
Do you laugh or cry at situations that aren’t funny or sad?
Do you find yourself laughing uncontrollably in situations that are only mildly funny?
Have people mentioned they are worried about your excessive crying or sadness?

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If you think you or someone you care about may be suffering from Pseudobulbar Affect or any other mental health condition, strongly recommends that you seek help from a mental health professional in order to receive a proper diagnosis and support. For those in crisis, we have compiled a list of resources (some even offer free or low-cost support) where you may be able to find additional help at:​

Last Updated: May 31, 2018