blobWho are we?
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blobWhat are non-epileptic attacks?
blobAre NEAs common?
blobWhat do NEAs look like?
blobWhat do NEAs feel like?
blobWhat about my other symptoms?
blobHow are NEAs diagnosed?
blobDo I have epilepsy?
blobHow to feel about the diagnosis
blobWhat causes my attacks?
blobEarly life factors?
blobWhy do NEAs start?
blobWhat can trigger further attacks?
blobWhy have the attacks not stopped?
blobHow do these factors act together?
blobHow can stress cause symptoms?
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blobWhat do I tell people?
blobWhat should people do?
blobWhat can I/my family do to help?
blobHow can I help myself get better?
blobShould I stop doing anything?
blobWhat can my family do?
blobWhat if I get worse?
blobIs there any treatment for NEAs?
blobWhat can help?
blobWhat is psychological treatment?
blobDifferent types of psychotherapy?
blobWho can help?
blobWill I recover?
blobHow can I find out more?
blobCan I drive with NEAD?
blobCan I still claim benefits?
blobAre there any support groups?
blobYour personal stories

What about my other symptoms?

These symptoms can include:

Physical symptoms for which no clear cause can be identified by doctors are often called "functional". This means that they are problems of the functioning of the body rather than "structural" problems. "Structural" problems are related to conditions, which show up on scans. Treatment for non-epileptic attacks may also help in relieving some of your other symptoms. See Treatment for more information about this.

There is more information about functional neurological symptoms (such as pain, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, weakness) on the website

You can also look at our patient information leaflet on functional systems here.

It is important to get the correct diagnosis for NEAs. For information about how NEAs are diagnosed, click here.


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