New Research Opportunity: Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) and Psychological Factors

Person in charge:

Tasha Cullingham, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Lancaster University (

Closing Date:

To be advised.


In recent years, medical professionals have gotten better at identifying when someone is experiencing non-epileptic attacks. However, there is still lots of work to be done to find the best treatments for people with Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the psychological mechanisms involved in physical sensations that individuals with a diagnosis of NEAD feel.  We are hoping that this will help us learn more about the psychological factors which contribute to experiencing a non-epileptic attack, so that in the future we can explore what types of psychological support will best help individuals with a diagnosis of NEAD.

The results will be summarised and reported as part of a thesis within the Lancaster University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. Following this, the report may be submitted for publication in an academic or professional journal and be shared as a summary report online. The summary will never have specific information about participants.

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