Functional and Dissociative Neurological Symptoms : a patient's guide


All the links in the website and all the downloadable information in one place


Psychological Symptom Booklets

With grateful thanks to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust for permission

Health Improvement Scotland (part of NHS Scotland) published an important document on functional neurological symptoms in 2012.

THis is one of the first (possibly the first) document from a governmental agency which recognises the nature and extent of functional neurological symptoms and their associated disability and distress

These booklets are also from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust and may be helpful depending on circumstances. Please scroll down to find the correct booklet

If you cannot open these files (pdf files) then you will need Acrobat Reader. 

Click on the picture below to download it

Dissociation / Depersonalisation

Wikipedia – not always reliable but as of Sep 2008 the page is helpful



The Hidden World of Functional Disorders -Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Im taking part in a public event exploring functional neurological disorders at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Ill be in conversation with Susan Morrison discussing issues raised on this site

Tuesday August 12th - click here to see event details

Click on Stories to read personal accounts of living with functional and dissociative symptoms



If you would like to print a poster advertising the website for your clinic room, waiting room or ward area then you can download an A4 poster here