Today, PBA is treatable. But before discussing treatment options, your doctor must be able to correctly diagnose your symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to accurately describe your crying or laughing episodes to your physician. One way to be prepared for your next doctor’s visit is to ask yourself the following questions about your crying or laughing episodes:
- Are my episodes sometimes exaggerated or inappropriate?
- Do my episodes actually reflect what I’m feeling inside?
- Have I avoided spending time with my family or friends because of my unpredictable outbursts?
- Could my crying episodes be mistaken for depression?
Once you’ve discussed your symptoms with your doctor, you can develop a treatment plan together that can help you manage your PBA outbursts.