Visit previous version of website
FND Links Feedback Donate Language
  • English

Low Mood

Depression and Low Mood are common in patients with functional and dissociative neurological symptoms.

This website is not designed to cover these symptoms in detail. Some links are provided below

.. Depression can be diagnosed in someone who does not feel sad if they have lost interest in things, are tired, have poor concentration, disturbed sleep, and altered appetite…

Two things are worth getting straight though in relation to functional disorders:

• If you have depression or low mood, this does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. You may feel sensitive when doctors or others ask you how you are feeling, but a good doctor should always ask this, regardless of your diagnosis. For example, patients with multiple sclerosis can suffer from anxiety and depression. When they do, their quality of life is generally not as good so its important to do whatever is possible to improve them. The situation with functional symptoms should be no different.

• Admitting to depression or low mood does not mean you are ‘mental’ / ‘off your head’ / ‘weak willed’ or any of the other things that some people (perhaps even you!) think. There is a lot of stigma out there for these kinds of problems and it is not always easy to deal with.

• The commonest cause of low mood in patients with FND is low mood about the symptoms themselves. What are they due to? Why doesn’t anyone seem to believe me? Am I going mad? Will I become disabled in the future? Just because the low mood is about the symptoms does not mean it isn’t “low mood”.

Many patients do not realise what constitutes a diagnosis of depression Here are the widely used criteria for making a diagnosis of these conditions from the American Psychiatric Association.

Something that can be a surprise is that it is possible to have depression without feeling depressed or sad. Depression can be diagnosed in someone who does not feel sad if they have lost interest in things, are tired, have poor concentration, disturbed sleep, and altered appetite.

Depression can also manifest as severe feelings of frustration and anger.

Speak to a health professional if you think you may have depression as there are a range of potential treatments. Treatment of depression when it co-exists with FND sometimes improves some FND symptoms.


A. Five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2-week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.

(1) depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (e.g., feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (e.g., appears tearful).

(2) markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day (as indicated by either subjective account or observation made by others)

(3) significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain (e.g., a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month), or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.

(4) insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day

(5) psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down)

(6) fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day

(7) feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick)

(8) diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day (either by subjective account or as observed by others)

(9) recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide

B. The symptoms are not due to bipolar disorder.

C. The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

D. The symptoms are not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., hypothyroidism).

E. The symptoms are not better accounted for by Bereavement, i.e., after the loss of a loved one, the symptoms persist for longer than 2 months or are severe

best vinyl replacement windows 2021 scratches out of glass best replacement windows portland oregon the best replacement windows for noise reduction glen allen home window repair winchester tn home window replacement home window repair visalia ca home window replacement longview tx foggy window repair kit home depot home window repair little rock replacement window hardware weathershield window replacement parts home window replacement fort smith ar home window repair in roy utah lowes replacement screens for windows window lock repair certainteed window replacement parts window replacement atlanta saturn window replacement installing double hung replacement windows window mullion replacement custom windows cost cost of window screens replacement glass block window repair room window replacement house window replacement brighton andersen window replacement balances volvo 850 window switch repair mirror replacement glass waynesville or maggie valley home window repair beveled glass replacement half round window replacement velux window blinds installation guide window glass repair sydney window repair tacoma windows replacement jackson repair window xp with cd window rubber replacement window repair temecula window rescreening near me

best cbd oil for sleep bodoland cbd oil free trail rip off cbd oil at walmart advanceable technology llc cbd oil scam cbd oil and methotrexate highest rated cbd oil sellers cbd oil online purchase can cbd oil without thc get you high my daily choice hemp oil where can you buy cannabis oil charlottes cbd oil free cbd oil with paypal pure canna cbd oil how much hemp oil per day do all hemp oil contain cbd cannabidiol antipsychotic melodi cbd oil cbd oil floroda cbd oil apple cider vinegar cbd marijuana oil sean hannity cbd oil cbd oil and in laws cbd oil with collodial silver cannabidiol e liquid cbd oil medical mary state law travel air cbd oil hemp state is cbd oil good for facial skin industrial hemp vs cbd oil where can i get good cbd oil full spectrum cbd oil for sale near me can cbd oil cause a panic attack how to use rso thc oil cbd oil near binghamton ny how does first class cbd oil distilled can massage therapist use cbd oil does cbd oil work the first time kanapure cbd oil does cbd oil shrink tumors hemp based vs flower based cbd oil paola cbd oil american shaman

smoothies for weight loss keto diet delivery is keto diet good for diabetics real jadera diet pills weight loss tv shows skinny gal diet pills weight loss meal plan for women bcaa and keto diet treadmill to lose weight most effective safe diet pills brittany murphy weight loss keto diet lunch recipes vitamin b6 weight loss lasix weight loss callie thorne weight loss 2021 two days diet pills weight loss background can keto diet make you sick n v weight loss pills does advocare diet pills work adipex diet pills amazon how many grams of carbs can i have on keto most popular prescription diet pills dr g diet pills fahrenheit diet pills keto advanced weight loss shark tank keto diet meal plan example keto soup diet molecu slim diet pills review super slim pomegranate diet pills forum keto diet tools how to lose weight without working out or taking pills who prescribes diet pills generic diet pills diet pills recommended ailee weight loss ali diet pills diet pills pcos keto diet for weight loss plan summer weight loss

legitimate penis enlargement what causes erectile dysfunction in diabetics cialis benefits mass m1x male enhancement reviews over the counter dick pills what does cialis look like growth factor 90 male enhancement what is sex enhancement pill generic cialis in usa treating erectile dysfunction without drugs g rock male enhancement does phentermine increase libido penis enlargement science otc pills like viagra naturally increase male libido online sex medicine pills for libido penis enlargement treatment the penis enlargement bible torrent genf20 plus reviews from users natural exercise for penis enlargement what happens if you take viagra hentai penis enlargement best penis enlargement pills in middle east natural testosterone increase supplements viagra lower blood pressure how to increase sexual stamina naturally for men male enhancement pills that work fas extenze side effects for men does gnc sell natural male enhancement pills testosterone supplements for sale medicine for erection sexual enhancement surgery increase testosterone levels naturally men what are side effects of male enhancement pills husband with low libido you want penis enlargement pills clown gold lion male sexual enhancement pill 3000 penis enlargment pills for sale facebook stamina pills that work