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Functional Neurological Disorders: Forging a Path forward for Patients with Disabling Symptoms

TheHealthPsychologist Rare Diseases and Disorders

Kathrin LaFaver, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine If you have never heard of Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), you are not alone. Despite being one of the most common reasons for patients to see a neurologist1, FND have largely stayed out of the spotlight. Triggered by emotional or physical stress factors, FND can cause tremor, …