Functional (conversion) neurological symptoms: research since the millennium

Alan J Carson, Richard Brown, Anthony S David, Roderick Duncan, Mark J Edwards, Laura H Goldstein, Richard Grunewald, Stephaine Howlett, Richard Kanaan, John Mellers, Timothy R Nicholson, M Reuber, Anette-Eleonore Schrag, Jon Stone, Valerie Voon, UK-FNS, Jon Stone

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Functional neurological symptoms (FNS) are commonly encountered but have engendered remarkably little academic interest. 'UK-Functional Neurological Symptoms (UK-FNS)' was an informal inaugural meeting of UK based clinicians in March 2011 with a variety of research and clinical interests in the field. This narrative review reflects the content of the meeting, and our opinion of key findings in the field since the turn of the millennium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-50
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Brain
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Seizures

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