FND Action is a registered charity in England and Wales whose aim is to raise awareness of functional neurological disorder (FND) and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD), and to provide a support network across the UK for those diagnosed and their families and carers.
This website aims to provide current information in order to give a better understanding of the condition, while giving as much support as possible to those who have been diagnosed with FND, including NEAD. We have lots of links to useful resources which we will be adding to, people's own stories and much more. Your participation is very much welcomed!
What is FND?
Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) encompasses a diverse range of symptoms including functional limb weakness and movement disorders, functional and dissociative attacks (non epileptic), sensory problems, cognitive problems, visual and speech symptoms. Whilst the symptoms may appear similar to neurological diseases including those of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy, and can be just as debilitating, they are not caused by structural disease of the nervous system, but a problem with the “functioning” of the nervous system. Read more...