|Name||Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)|
|Related to/Also known as||
|Symptoms of NEAD
||Non-epileptic seizures can look and feel like seizures caused by epilepsy, but they are not actually caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, like epileptic seizures. Instead they are either organic or psychogenic in origin. There are a number of tests available that can help to diagnose NEAD and to distinguish epileptic from non-epileptic seizures.|
|Useful national contacts||
Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (part of FND Action)
|Children & young people||
NEUROkid information for children and young people diagnosed with NEAD
Non-epileptic seizures (NES) (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)
|News and events|| 25th March is FND Awareness Day, 'The Great Day In'
Coronavirus Information (FND Action)
Information can also be found at the website:
NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' factsheet
Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
This includes a copy of NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' factsheet "Taking control of your non-epileptic attacks".