Information about non epileptic seizures and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder.

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Calling Health Professionals With an Interest in Non Epileptic Seizures

By on 6 July 2018 in News
Calling Health Professionals With an Interest in Non Epileptic Seizures

Following on from the success of the ‘In Our Words’ book which features the stories of people diagnosed with non epileptic seizures, we have been asked to take part in a project for a follow up book. The new book will feature the personal experiences of health professionals from all disciplines around the world who […]

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Get Involved: Research into NEAD

By on 23 August 2017 in General
Get Involved: Research into NEAD

Research is so important as it leads to a better understanding of the condition and hopefully to better and more effective treatments. Ongoing research projects in which you may like to participate include one which assesses how different self-perceptions (self-compassion, gratitude, perfectionism) are related to how individuals with epilepsy and non-epileptic attack disorder cope with their […]

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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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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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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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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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Minimum requirements for the diagnosis of NEAD

By on 21 July 2015 in General

For many people, getting the right diagnosis can take some time. It can be difficult for patients to understand why this should be. Follow the link for an academic article by the International League Against Epilepsy Nonepileptic Seizures Task Force laying out the diagnostic criteria used by neurologists and explaining why a video EEG is so […]

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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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