In March, we hosted our first hybrid online event in Brisbane to raise awareness of FND. Nerine led a multidisciplinary panel discussion with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Hui Quek of Kinexus Psychology and Movement Disorder Neurologist, Dr David Palmer from the Nambour and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals.
Recording of Perspectives on FND
If you missed the event and would like to watch the recording, you can access it here:
Perspectives on FND.mp4
Articles/Books mentioned in the presentation:
- A Bayesian account of ‘hysteria’ by Mark Edwards, et. al.
- Being You – A New Science of Consciousness by Anil Seth (specifically Chapter 5: Wizard of Odds)
- Functional Neurological Disorder: new subtypes and shared mechanisms by Mark Hallett, et. al.
- Nocebo-Hypothesis Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (NH-CBT) for Persons With Functional Neurological Symptoms (Motor Type): Design and Implementation of a Randomized Active-Controlled Trial by Matt Richardson, et. al.
- Occupational therapy consensus recommendations for Functional Neurological Disorder by Clare Nicholson, et. al. (contributed by member of audience).
Resources kindly provided by Dr Hui Quek including research articles and slides:
‘FND aware’ health practitioners in Australia and New Zealand:
Information mentioned during the discussion about FND aware practitioners in New Zealand:
- FND Clinic at Wellington Hospital
- Nocebo-Hypothesis Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (on-going randomised controlled trial) through Isis Centre in Dunedin
- A Physiotherapist who has completed training in Nocebo-Hypothesis Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
You can also find FND aware practitioners for Australia and New Zealand through the FND Australia Health Professionals Database.