Functional Neurological Disorder

A software issue of the brain, not the hardware (as in stroke or MS) - FND Guide

Functional Neurological Disorder
Functional Neurological Disorder

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FND is not imagined

Functional and dissociative neurological symptoms have been given many different names over the years.

Many of these labels are ‘psychiatric’ and are based on the idea that the symptoms are ‘all in the mind’. Psychological factors are often important to look at in relation to functional and dissociative neurological symptoms but the symptoms are not ‘made up’. Most experts believe that these symptoms exist at the interface between the brain and mind, between neurology and psychiatry, which is why it is difficult when people (and patients) ask “is it neurological or psychological?”. The evidence suggests it is both, and that actually this question doesn’t really make sense given what…

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 FND is not imagined

FND, is a problem with the ‘software’ of the brain. Scans are usually normal. When people with FND hear this they often wonder if the doctors is suggesting they are ‘imagining it’. The simple answer is ‘No – you are not’.

FND Action

FND Action is a patient-led charity who offer a caring and supporting hand to people living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and their caregivers in the UK.

FND Australia

Our vision is to advance knowledge and services for people with FND in Australia, so that Australian’s affected by FND may live a fulfilling life and reach their full potential.

FND Guide

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.

FND Hope

FND Hope International is the first and only global charity for people with Functional Neurological Disorder. Originating as a grassroots campaign, it uncovers the hidden world of FND and empowers those affected to live their best possible life.


Our mission is to raise awareness of neurological symptoms and offer support to those diagnosed with FND.

Functional Neurological Disorder my journey

My journey and what I've learned though all this. I want to share stuff with other so that they to can get better and share awareness. this is a place to learn and see what I have done with these diagnoses I've been given

Functional Neurological Disorder Society

The Functional Neurological Disorder Society is a professional society of healthcare professionals, scientists, and students who are interested in functional neurological disorders

Kaye the dystonian make up warrior

I have #FND and #dystonia I use make up as a distraction technique and raise some awareness on my conditions and create looks I try and do lives when I’m well enough. Please don’t ask me to be apart of any MLM scheme I am not interest.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Functional neurologic disorder (FND), also called conversion disorder and functional neurologic symptom disorder, refers to a group of common neurological movement disorders caused by an abnormality in how the brain functions. FND is not caused by another disorder and there is no significant structural damage in the brain. The exact cause of FND is unknown. FND was thought to be a “conversion disorder” by Sigmund Freud because he believed it was a psychological disorder that converted into a neurological one.


FND is a condition at the interface between the specialties of neurology and psychiatry. Conventional tests such as MRI brain scans and EEGs are usually normal in patients with FND.

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