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International FND Awareness Day with Right at Home

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13th April was International FND Awareness Day. FND stands for functional neurological disorder – comprising of somatic symptoms such as blackouts, paralysis, and abnormal movements that suggest the presence of an underlying neurological condition but none of the symptoms are explained by diseases.  

FND Australia provides a host of incredible resources on the disorder. Outlined below is some key information about the disorder and what FND Australia can do to help you or your loved one.  

Patients with FND often come from complex psychological backgrounds, so it is important for healthcare workers to be aware of the correlation between these disciplines. In a summary from FND Australia, physical and psychological symptoms of disease can be related in the following ways: 

  • Physical symptoms come to light by way of complex psychological processes. 
  • Psychological upset can manifest itself as physical symptoms. 
  • Physical disease commonly causes a secondary psychological reaction. 
  • Physical diseases affecting the brain can give rise, more or less directly, to psychological manifestations. 

No single mechanism has been identified as sufficient to explain the onset of FND but rather several interacting factors. Predisposing factors increase the patient’s vulnerability to FND while precipitating factors include historical and immediate precipitants. Perpetuating factors maintain or exacerbate the problem.  

For more information, visit the Mater Centre for Neurosciences’ Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Learning Guide.  

You may also find a list of health professionals with interest and expertise in FND here.

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