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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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NEAD at the Edinburgh Fringe

By on 8 June 2015 in News

Dr Jon Stone, a specialist in Functional Neurological Disorders (of which NEAD is one) is holding an event as part of the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His talk, entitled ‘The Hidden World of Functional Disorders’ takes place on the 19th August 2015 at 3 pm. The venue is ‘Stand in the Square’ (venue number […]

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Link found between brain and immune system

By on 2 June 2015 in News

Researchers at the University of Virginia Medical School, USA, have made a significant discovery. They have found a link between the brain and the immune system through some tiny vessels that no one knew were there. Despite all the research that has been done, it seems there is still very much more to learn about […]

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Care Act 2015

By on 11 May 2015 in News

A new Care Act came into force in April. The Care Act “outlines the way in which local authorities should carry out carer’s assessments and needs assessments; how local authorities should determine who is eligible for support; the new obligations on local authorities; and how local authorities should charge for both residential care and community […]

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Motivational Interviewing Research

By on 24 April 2015 in News

A clinical neurophysiology fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, USA, has received a research grant to study why people with non epileptic seizures often fail to complete recommended treatment despite there being proven, effective therapies available. Benjamin Tolchin, MD, MS, is researching into whether a technique known as ‘motivational interviewing’ will be […]

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PNES Conference in USA in October 2015

By on 4 April 2015 in News

The second annual conference on psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES *) takes place in New Jersey, USA  on October 3, 2015.  The one day conference will have talks from neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, and specialist social workers as well as participation by people with non epileptic seizures and their loved ones. For more information click here. *PNES […]

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Clinical EEG and Neuroscience Journal

By on 31 March 2015 in News

The medical journal ‘Clinical EEG and Neuroscience’ published a special edition in January 2015 devoted to the latest research being conducted into various aspects of non epileptic seizures. Among the areas covered in the journal were research into the best ways to treat patients with non epileptic seizures in the Accident and Emergency departments of […]

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The CODES Trial

By on 20 March 2015 in News

A trial funded by the National Institute of Health Research is underway to test whether cognitive beahvioural therapy (CBT) helps patients with non epileptic seizures. The trial is particularly focusing on the difference in outcomes between those who receive CBT in addition to standardised medical care and those who just receive the standardised medical care. Previous […]

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