charities and patient support groups from across the UK have
come together with a single goal in mind, to raise awareness for the little-known yet
common condition Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), including Non Epileptic Attack
Disorder (NEAD). The 25th March
2018 will see a flurry of activity for the second FND Awareness Day UK around
the theme #Voices4FND
Neurological Disorder (FND) encompasses a diverse range of symptoms including
functional limb weakness and movement disorders, functional and dissociative
attacks, sensory problems, cognitive problems, visual and speech symptoms.
the symptoms may appear similar to neurological diseases including those of
Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy, and are
associated with similar levels of disability and distress, they are not caused
by structural disease of the nervous system. Instead, it is a problem
with how the nervous system is functioning. The
condition affects men, women and children of all ages and is commonly seen in
there is very little awareness amongst the medical profession and even less
amongst the general public. The awareness day will make a big difference.
initiative is being led by two charities, FND Action and FND
Dimensions and includes another charity, FND Friends and the patient
support groups Friends in NEAD, Younger FND Fighters, Functional
Neurological Disorder and Functional Movement Disorder.
around the #Voices4FND theme, the charities are asking people to get
involved by taking a short video (up to 7 minutes) of themselves talking about
any aspect of FND or NEAD and then sharing it across social media or other
sources. This includes people who has been diagnosed, carers,
friends, medical professionals, service providers, or even just members of
the public who wants to support the cause. Other awareness activities will
be taking place on and around the day.
joining together with one voice, it is hoped that FND Awareness Day UK will
shine a bright light on this little-known condition.
To find out how you can get
involved and to learn more about the charities taking part, visit www.fndaction.org.uk.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of FND Action, on Wednesday 14 March, 2018. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/