FND Research Articles
As many know, the need for current information is an on going battle. Functional disorders have been called a “crisis for neurology” by Dr. Mark Hallett. This is one quote both the medical community and those that suffer can agree. Many in the medical profession have never heard of, let alone been exposed to someone presenting with these type of symptoms. This lack of information leaves patients without proper treatment plans and often without a doctor willing to take responsibility for their care. Research has focused on looking at diagnosing FND based on positive symptoms rather than negative test results or by excluding other illness and continues to dive deeper looking into the science behind FND.
As the dualistic brain and mind paradigm shifts, it becomes increasingly important that a general term like functional is more widely accepted for this patient group. Functional is a term, which illustrates the mind/brain connection and best describes the patient experience of the brain not sending and receiving signals properly.