CODI 2015: The hidden world of functional disorders

When:
August 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
2015-08-19T15:00:00+01:00
2015-08-19T15:30:00+01:00
Where:
‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2
UK
Cost:
£8/ £7 ( concession

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The hidden world of functional disorders 

How would you feel if you were paralysed or had blackouts, only to be told you were imagining it, hysterical, or making it up? This is still the experience of some patients with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), a very real but misunderstood condition that affects 15% of UK neurology outpatients. In spite of being relatively common, FND is remarkably hidden from public view. Dr Jon Stone, consultant neurologist at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital, brings this illness out of the shadows. Hear the science and lift the stigma.

Stone, Jon

Dr Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurology, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh

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