Participants needed | Measuring Change In Individuals With FND And/Or Functional Seizures (NEAD)

This study is to help understand changes in people with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and/or Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) depending on whether they receive specialised psychological treatment or not.

The research team is looking for people who have received a diagnosis of FND and/or NEAD from a specialist (like a neurologist).

Study title:

Measuring change in individuals with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder and Nonepileptic Attack Disorder

What’s it about?

This study is to help understand and measure treatment-related changes in Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and/or Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). Questionnaires and measures of behaviour and thought patterns before and after psychotherapy will be used to examine any changes in well-being in individuals with FND and/or NEAD.

This study is part of a PhD-project based at the University of Sheffield.

Am I eligible to take part?

You are eligible if you meet one the following criteria:

  • You have a clinical diagnosis of FND and/or NEAD and are currently awaiting the start of psychotherapy provided by a neurology service.
  • You have a clinical diagnosis of FND and/or NEAD and are about to finish receiving a course of psychotherapy provided by the neurology service.
  • You have a clinical diagnosis of FND and/or NEAD and have never received any psychotherapy.
  • If you do not have a diagnosis you are being asked to consider participating in this study as a healthy volunteer.

In addition you will need to be able to answer health-related questionnaires and participate in computer-based tasks, with assistance if required, and be able to answer questions in English.

What will I have to do?

Click on the link below and take time to read the participation information sheet and the GRPR sheet, which are located at the bottom of the page. These sheets will download as Word documents.

If you would still like to participate, click on the link below the sheets to register your interest.

Contact information:

Joy Adewusi, PhD Researcher

Phone: 07795 475678 (Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm)

Email: jkadewusi1@sheffield.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE: FND Action accepts no responsibility or liability for any study content shared for participant recruitment. 

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