Functional cognitive disorders (FCDs) are a common cause of subjective and mild cognitive impairment. Isolated FCDs commonly present to the cognitive clinic, but examination of the nature of the symptoms suggests that they can also be understood as a transdiagnostic feature of many other conditions. This article examines methods of formulating the cognitive difficulties in order to identify treatment targets in people with FCDs.
- CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
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Contributors LM drafted the manuscript. LM and AC collaboratively revised the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests AC is a paid editor at Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, President of the Functional Neurological Disorder Society, and gives independent testimony in Court on a range of neuropsychiatric topics. LM receives funding from the Scottish Government Chief Scientist’s Office to undertake research on Long COVID, is unpaid secretary at the British Neuropsychiatry Association, and gives independent testimony in Court on a range of neuropsychiatric topics.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Biba Stanton, London, UK.