A GP guide to functional neurological disorders

FNDs are finally being taken seriously within the medical community

In all medical specialities, we often see patients with symptoms for which we cannot find an underlying pathology.1,2

Neurology brain concept

Functional disorders in general account for one in five presentations in the primary care setting.3

Among neurology outpatients, 30% have symptoms that are ‘not at all’ or only ‘somewhat explained’ by organic disease.4

Common neurological presentations of these functional neurological disorders (FNDs) include weakness, abnormal movements such as tremors, sensory

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