The documentary we’re making follows the lives of six people with a condition called PseudoBulbar Affect, or PBA. This little-known condition affects nearly two million Americans.
PBA can occur when certain neurologic diseases or brain injuries damage the areas in the brain that control normal expression of emotion. This damage can disrupt brain signaling, causing a ‘short circuit’ and triggering uncontrollable episodes of crying and/or laughing.
PBA doesn’t discriminate. It can affect men and women, old and young. Just take a look at the people with PBA who are sharing their stories through this documentary.
Ready to learn more about what PBA is, why it happens, and how it’s different from depression? Get started by visiting http://www.pbainfo.org/science