Sintomas Neurológicos Funcionais e Dissociativos: um guia para pacientes
All the links in the website and all the downloadable information in one place
Neurological Symptom Leaflets
Functional Movement Dis
Dissociative (Non-Epileptic) Attacks
www.nonepilepticattacks.info is a website launched in February 2011 all about non-epileptic attacks. Its written by a clinical team in Sheffield UK and has lots of useful information
The Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder Trust (NEAD trust) is a new organisation with a growing range of useful resources for patients including a forum.
NEAD Scotland also has useful information for patients including a live chat room and forum. Again the emphasis on this website is more on psychological factors and trauma than on my own but there is much common ground
Psychological Symptom Booklets
Self Help for Panic
Self Help for Anxiety
Self Help for Health Anxiety
Self Help for Depression
Complex Regional Pain Article
Chronic Daily Headache
Practical Neurology Article
With grateful thanks to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust for permission
Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms
Post Traumatic Symptoms
Shyness/ Social Anxiety
These booklets are also from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust and may be helpful depending on circumstances. Please scroll down to find the correct booklet
If you cannot open these files (pdf files) then you will need Acrobat Reader.
Click on the picture below to download it
Click on Stories to read personal accounts of living with functional and dissociative symptoms
Click here to see a video of someone having a
dissociative seizure (5.5MB)
the video shows a lady having an EEG. She is being asked to hyperventilate and lights are flashing to attempt to induce an attack during the recording
From Benbadis -Neurology, Nov 2004; 63: 1728 - 1730
If you would like to print a poster advertising the website for your clinic room, waiting room or ward area then you can download an A4 poster here
Forums and Blogs
Information about non-epileptic attacks
These other leaflets may be of help too
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
www.fndhope.org is a website started by a patient.
There is also a blog about functional weakness and a forum about conversion disorder
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.
Dr Jon Stone