Information about non epileptic seizures and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.

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Documentary about NEAD

By on 4 November 2017 in News

Dis-sociated will be a feature length documentary about Dissociative Seizures, also known as Non-epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) or Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES). This documentary is the vision of Clea Martin Vargas who decided to create it after her friend was diagnosed with NEAD. Funding is now required for post production costs. You can find out […]

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Grounding Techniques (Updated)

By on 17 April 2017 in General
Grounding Techniques (Updated)

When a seizure is about to happen, you go into what is known as a dissociative state. You may feel as if you are detached from your surroundings or as if the room is moving around, or just get a feeling of unreality. Not everyone gets this kind of feeling, sometimes known as an ‘aura’. […]

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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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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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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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Coping With Fatigue

By on 5 October 2015 in General
Coping With Fatigue

Anyone who has a long term chronic health condition will often tell you that it is not the pain or the medication side effects which are the hardest things to deal with but the extreme fatigue. The same is true for people with NEAD. Trying to explain fatigue to other people can be hard. It’s not […]

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Relationships and NEAD

By on 9 September 2015 in General
Relationships and NEAD

John Donne wrote that ‘no man is an island’. Each of us needs to love and be loved. In fairytales, true love overcomes all but in real life things tend to be a lot different. When one partner develops a chronic illness such as NEAD, it can throw the relationship dynamic completely out of kilter […]

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Jacob’s Story

By on 1 July 2015 in Stories

When I first experienced the attacks that I now know to be NEAD (or as I prefer to call them, dissociative seizures) I thought I was going mad. After I was told that it wasn’t epilepsy and that it was all in my head, an internal struggle began where I even doubted myself- was I […]

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