Getting diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder can be both a blessing and seemingly a curse. You may have had years of tests, different doctors and medications, so it can be a relief to finally know what is wrong. However, being diagnosed with a chronic condition, especially a condition that is still little-known, can bring up a lot of emotions and thoughts about how to move forward. You may at the moment feel a bit lost, isolated and frustrated.
Here are some pages to help you work through those emotions and thoughts, and to help towards steering you in the right direction of living life as best as possible.
Getting diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder can be both a blessing and seemingly a curse. You may have had years of tests, different doctors and medications so it can be a relief to finally know what is wrong. However, being diagnosed with a long term chronic condition can bring up a lot of emotions. You may feel a bit lost, perhaps isolated.
Here are some articles to help you work through those emotions and come to terms with your condition.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a doctor in Switzerland who discovered that our reaction to bad news follows a particular pattern known as the grief cycle.At first, there is a moment of shock and then you may go into a state of denial. You may feel that the doctors have made a mistake or that they are missing something. You may feel particularly upset to be told there is a psychological element to the condition and feel strongly that this can’t possibly apply to you. If you get stuck in this denial phase, you will be constantly looking for possible causes, going from doctor to doctor and never feel able to get on with your life.