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Research Project From University of Sheffield

By on 29 March 2017 in News

We have been asked to take part in a new research project. Study title The Effects of Repetitive Thoughts and Feelings in People with Chronic Seizure Disorders Institution The University of Sheffield About the study The project aims to explore two main areas: 1.    People who suffer seizures often worry about these and have […]

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New Research Project Announced

By on 8 October 2016 in News

A new research project has been announced by Dr Christopher Graham of the University of Leeds into the possible connection between sleep problems and NEAD and FND. “This study investigates whether people with functional neurological disorders (FND), including those with dissociative seizures/non-epileptic attacks, experience particular problems with sleep. We also want to see if poor […]

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New FND Action Website Launched!

By on 10 September 2016 in News

Our new website for people diagnosed with functional neurological symptoms has been launched! FND Action is a newly formed UK based non-profit organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of functional neurological symptoms and provide a support network for those diagnosed and their families. The purpose of this website is to provide you and your […]

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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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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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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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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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Standing up for NEAD

By on 29 October 2015 in News

A man from Harrogate, Yorkshire, bravely spoke to his local radio station, Stray FM, about NEAD and about the circumstances that led to him developing it. 24-year-old James DeSantos is planning on making a documentary about NEAD to raise awareness of the condition. To hear the full interview, click here. *Trigger warning*: Some people may find some […]

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Neurology Third Sector Engagement Day

By on 18 September 2015 in News

Our group was invited to attend this event which was held in Stirling in Scotland. Our representative, Sue Downie, tells us how it went. The day was aimed at Third Sector representatives working to improve services and outcomes for people with lived experience of neurological conditions. Professor Craig White (Divisional Clinical Lead, Healthcare Quality and […]

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Are We Misunderstanding Fear and Anxiety?

By on 5 August 2015 in News

Joseph LeDoux, a neuroscientist and writer from Louisiana, USA has spent his life researching the brain and in particular the regions of the brain that control our ‘fight or flight’ response. Indeed it was he who laid down the first map of what is called the brain’s “fear circuit,” the regions — centred on the amygdala […]

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