What is the prognosis for patients with pseudobulbar affect (PBA)?

The prognosis depends on the patient’s underlying condition. Many patients with PBA also have a chronic neurological disorder, such as ALS, MS, or Parkinson’s disease. The goal of treatment is to improve the quality of life for these patients by reducing the intensity and frequency of emotional outbursts.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy