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How to set up a functional neurological disorder education group


Functional neurological disorder (FND) can be a difficult diagnosis for patients to understand and for clinicians to explain. The postdiagnostic support that patients with other chronic neurological illnesses normally receive is often not available to patients with FND. Here, we share our experience of how to set up an FND education group, including the content, practical aspects of delivering groups and how to avoid potential pitfalls. A group education session can improve understanding of the diagnosis among patients and caregivers, reduce stigma and provide self-management advice. Such groups should be multidisciplinary and include input from service users.

  • clinical neurology
  • neuropsychiatry

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