Information about non epileptic seizures and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.

Amanda Payne

Pregnancy and NEAD

By on 10 September 2016 in General
Pregnancy and NEAD

Deciding to have a baby is a key moment in any person’s life. When you have been diagnosed with NEAD, it is important that you prepare carefully to make sure that your pregnancy and delivery is as safe as possible. Ideally, discuss with your doctor what, if any, special preparations you need to make before […]

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The Misdiagnosis of Epilepsy and NEAD

By on 24 May 2016 in News

Journalism student, Abi Simpson knows exactly what it is like to have NEAD having been diagnosed with the condition in 2013. When asked to do an assignment for her University course, Abi jumped at the chance to research more into NEAD. You can read Abi’s resulting article here.

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Caring for the Carers

By on 4 May 2016 in General
Caring for the Carers

For most long-term health conditions, such as NEAD, the focus is on the person who is suffering as is only right. However, for each sufferer, there is at least one person who is also badly affected and that is their carer/s. If you are a carer for someone with NEAD, you may find yourself going […]

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Support in Scunthorpe

By on 10 March 2016 in News

Epilepsy Action holds a monthly coffee morning in Scunthorpe at which people with NEAD are very welcome. The details are as follows: Day: First Tuesday of the month Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm Place: Cafe Indiependent, 169-173 High Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6EH

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Be Kind to Yourself: Dealing with Down Days

By on 25 January 2016 in General
Be Kind to Yourself: Dealing with Down Days

Having a long term health condition like NEAD is tough. You can have days when you feel well and able to face whatever the day brings and other days where you don’t even want to get out of bed. On the bad days, always treat yourself with kindness. Keep talking Often, we may feel like […]

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Mental Health Services and NEAD

By on 6 January 2016 in General
Mental Health Services and NEAD

The currently accepted best treatment for NEAD is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). However, accessing treatment can be a very hit and miss affair, depending on where you live. Funding has been cut to the bone for mental health services which means ridiculous things happening, such as one of our members being told that the therapist […]

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Initial Findings From Arizona State University Research

By on 3 January 2016 in News

Sometime ago, we were asked to take part in research being conducted at Arizona State University into how emotions affect the brain, particularly in regard to non epileptic seizures. The research project is ongoing but some initial findings have been sent out in a letter to participants which are as follows: What are “non-epileptic seizures”? […]

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Christmas and NEAD

By on 11 December 2015 in General
Christmas and NEAD

At this time of year, we are bombarded with adverts for the ‘perfect’ Christmas. Families are shown happily gathered at tables groaning with food. Children are always delighted with the gifts they have been given. Homes are decorated with style and taste. Of course, the reality is totally different; there are tears and tantrums, half […]

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What is NEAD like? One person’s view.

By on 18 November 2015 in General

One of the members of our Facebook group posted a great description of how NEAD makes her feel, so we decided to share it here. She was diagnosed in September and at first really struggled but now she is starting to come to terms with having to cope with the condition. This is what she wrote: […]

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New Research Project

By on 9 November 2015 in News

We have been asked to take part in a research project which is being conducted by the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield by a PhD student of Prof Markus Reuber. The project will run until November 2016. Read the following and if you are interested, click on the link to find out how to register: […]

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