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Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) : a patient's guide

including Functional/Dissociative (non-epileptic) Seizures,  Functional Movement Disorder and other functional symptoms


About the Author


Since I started this site in 2009 I have tried to keep a low profile! This site is about functional neurological disorders and symptoms not me. But I realise that readers need to know where this information comes from.


I am a Neurologist in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been involved in research in this area with my colleague Alan Carson in Edinburgh and other colleagues across the UK and world since 1999. Our research has mostly been about describing the clinical features of functional neurological disorders and their treatment. We are driven by a desire to improve knowledge, understanding and attitudes towards functional disorders.


You can read about my research group and see my publications at my University of Edinburgh site - here


I tweet about FND @jonstoneneuro (see opposite)


I’m sorry but I cannot undertake email correspondence with patients, I do not accept NHS referrals from outside Scotland and do not carry out private work.  I do hope that the information in this website is useful to you.

Jon Stone B&W

Professor Jon Stone MBChB FRCP PhD,


Consultant Neurologist (NHS Lothian)




Honorary Professor in Neurology

(University of Edinburgh)

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