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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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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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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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