Functional Neurological Disorder is under-researched. Few have taken the opportunity to explore the unknown where they can discover an exciting untapped area of the brain or is it the mind? Functional symptoms are truly where the two become one.
As the brain and mind collide they create a world of medical uncertainty. This path into the unknown will lead to often extremely debilitated individuals with yet to be medically explained symptoms and to a unique opportunity to change not only lives but history, as well.
During this exciting era of brain mapping, we are looking for the Christopher Columbus’ and the Magellans’ of brain science. We are searching for those who are not afraid to venture past the point the brain stops or the mind begins. We are looking for those who can’t wait to discover that the brain is not a smooth plane that eventually drops off into the abyss, but a complicated organ, which rounds into the mind.
We are calling out for those who do not fear the unknown, the uncertain, and the undiscovered. We are looking for those who not only want to trail blaze and discover but those who also want to provide treatment and compassionate patient care.
As doctors, you are working with patients who often have great potential to reach full recovery. As Scientists, there is so much to learn and discover. However, as men and women, you have the greatest opportunity to give a patient their life back. A life which has the most meaning to those who are waiting to enjoy it again.
Together, we are changing the course of history for an illness that has throughout history perplexed not only those who wear the label but those who label. Physicians, you, have the opportunity to discover the world, the brain, is not one dimensional and does not drop off into the abyss but is in fact, another beautiful undiscovered territory waiting to be explored.