Name  Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)
Related to/Also known as

Functional Neurological Disorder

Dissociative Seizures

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)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y2pevnyy

Epilepsy Action
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 5050
Link opens in new window www.epilepsy.org.uk

Children & young people

NEUROkid information for children and young people diagnosed with NEAD
Link opens in new window www.neurokid.co.uk

Non-epileptic seizures (NES) (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y2mpqdhw

News and events   25th March is FND Awareness Day, 'The Great Day In'
Online resources

Coronavirus Information (FND Action)
Link opens in new window www.fndaction.org.uk/coronavirus-information

Dissociative seizures (Epilepy Action website)
Link opens in new windowhttps://tinyurl.com/yakgjts7

Information can also be found at the website:
Link opens in new window www.nonepilepticattacks.info
This is a website developed by a group of healthcare professionals interested in developing effective treatments for NEAD. It is designed to provide patients and families with information about the condition, what causes them and what treatments there are, together with self-help information.

NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' factsheet
Link opens in new window Taking Control of Your Non-Epileptic Seizures (PDF, 2016)

 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
Our resources

Taking Control of Your Non-epileptic Seizures The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on NEAD and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

This includes a copy of NHS Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' factsheet "Taking control of your non-epileptic attacks".