Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) : a patient's guide
including Functional/Dissociative (non-epileptic) Seizures, Functional Movement Disorder and other functional symptoms
Sites run by Health Professionals
All the links in the website and all the downloadable information in one place
FND Fact Sheets
Psychological Symptom Booklets
With grateful thanks to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust for permission
Forums and Blogs
As a doctor I cannot unfortunately be responsible for a chat room on this website.
There are however separate facebook pages about functional and dissociative neurological symptoms which have been started by patients with these symptoms. You can find them at the websites above
I am not part of these groups and am therefore not responsible for their content. Indeed it is is possible that some of the information may be contradictory to the advice on this site, misleading or even harmful to you.
Health Improvement Scotland (part of NHS Scotland) published an important document on functional neurological symptoms in 2012.
THis is one of the first (possibly the first) document from a governmental agency which recognises the nature and extent of functional neurological symptoms and their associated disability and distress
Information about non-epileptic attacks
Podcasts and Radio Shows
Readers of neurosymptoms.org might be interested in the following podcasts and radio shows that I took part in. Thats not me in the picture!
BBC Radio 4
Item on Functional
'Neurology' podcasts for the American Academy of Neurology
that I recorded in October 2013
The charities for FND provide a vital and unique voice for patients, run by patients and volunteers. Health professionals and FND groups are working together to advocate for the condition
FND Hope (www.fndhope.org) was the first patient support organisation for patients with functional neurological disorders. It has a large and growing amount of material for patients with functional neurological disorders, espeically symptoms like movement disorder and weakness. There are separate FND Hope organisations in UK, Netherlands, and Canada
Sites run by Patient Organisations