Thesis / Dissertation

The Impact of Comorbidities and Expectations on Functional Neurological Disorder Symptoms (FND)

Daniela Del Pilar Huepe Artigas, Olivia Carter (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a condition that encompasses a wide spectrum of neurological symptoms that do not have an organic explanation. It is not clear why some patients develop a specific neurological symptom. In our study we considered the most frequent FND sub-types: functional motor disorders (FMD) and non-epileptic seizures (NES). It has been purported that individuals with risk factors, create strong expectations about body sensations based on clinical experiences such as disease, injury or surgery. These expectations would impact the nervous system which in turn lead to functional symptoms. These symptoms are inconsistent in frequency and evolution across time, and th..

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