What is functional neurological disorder (FND)?
Functional neurological disorder (FND) is the name given to medically unexplained neurological symptoms which appear to be caused by problems in the nervous system, but are not linked to a specific disease or physical disorder.
It affects how the brain and body send and receive signals.
What causes FND?
Usually, the cause of the symptoms is unknown. FND affects men, women and children throughout the world equally.
What are the symptoms of functional neurological disorder?
The symptoms of FND may fluctuate, or be there all the time. They include:
– difficulty moving, for example walking or controlling your arms and legs
– problems balancing
– tingling sensations or twitches in the body
– headaches, migraines or dizziness
– changes in eyesight, for example blurred vision
– pain, which is sometimes hard to locate, combined with tiredness