|Name||Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)|
|Related to/Also known as||Functional Neurological Disorder|
|Symptoms||Non-epileptic seizures can look and feel like seizures caused by epilepsy, but they are not actually caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, like epileptic seizures. Instead they are either organic or psychogenic in origin. There are a number of tests available that can help to diagnose NEAD and to distinguish epileptic from non-epileptic seizures.|
|Useful national contacts||
There are useful factsheets available from the National Society for Epilepsy and from Epilepsy Action, see the websites below:
www.epilepsy.org.uk tel: 0808 800 5050
Information can also be found at the website:
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes a copy of NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' factsheet "Taking Control of Your Non-Epileptic Seizures".