Experiences of Functional Neurological Disorder
This report summarises the findings of a research project on the experiences of people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and their carers in Australia. The research was undertaken by FND Australia Support Services Inc for the National Mental Health Commission.
People with FND experience a variety of disabling motor, sensory and cognitive neurological symptoms, and often face significant challenges in accessing the treatment and support they need. They also confront high levels of stigma and discrimination by both clinicians and people in the community. This report aims to highlight areas that are in need of improvement to enhance the quality of life experienced by people living with and affected by FND.