Do you have one of these conditions?

  • Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias
  • Stroke or TIA’s
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)
  • Parkinson's Disease

Have you experienced sudden outbursts of uncontrollable crying or laughing?

If so, you may have PBA. Learn more about this neurologic condition that affects nearly 2 million Americans.

PBA is a neurologic condition which is often mistaken for depression. Helping patients get the proper diagnosis of PBA is the first step in getting them help in managing their condition. That’s why we are working with both a neurologist and psychiatrist to help educate patients and their caregivers on this often misunderstood condition.

Meet Dr. S. Azhar, Neurologist

Chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lutheran Medical Center, NY

Dr. Azhar is a noted stroke specialist who has helped Lutheran’s Stroke Center become one of the most highly rated in the country. Under his leadership, the center has become a full-service multidisciplinary facility with a three dimensional approach to treating stroke -- prevention, rapid comprehensive intervention and rehabilitation.

Dr. Azhar earned his medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed post-graduate neurological training at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Azhar went on to complete a fellowship in stroke at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


Meet Dr. P. Zafirides, Psychiatrist

Central Ohio Behavioral Medicine, Inc.

Dr. Zafirides is president of a high-profile, multi-disciplinary, behavioral healthcare practice in Columbus, Ohio. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA) – a national nonprofit committed to advocacy and treatment of mind-body disorders. His area of interest within psychiatry is the mind-body role of emotions in physical illness. He has been published in this area of psychiatry, having lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject. He is also producer and host of “The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides”, a weekly online radio broadcast. 

Dr. Zafirides earned his medical degree and completed his post-graduate residency training from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was also a Clinical Observer of The Network Project at the Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY.

Don't call it crazy or depression

Most people have never heard of a neurologic condition called PseudoBulbar Affect [PBA]—yet it affects nearly 2 million Americans with certain neurologic conditions and brain injuries.

That’s why we worked with physicians, patients and their caregivers to create the PBA Facts Kit. We wanted people who are experiencing sudden outbursts of uncontrollable crying or laughing to understand that they’re not “crazy” and that they may not just be “depressed”.

Click on the video to watch our television commercial and learn more about this misunderstood neurologic condition called PBA.

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