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Functional Neurological Disorders Resources and Information

Our providers have compiled lists of resources below that they believe are most helpful for patients and families living with non-epileptic seizures. If you come across any helpful online, print, or community resources that are not already on this list, please reach out to the FND Clinic Program Manager with the information!

Print Resources and FND Workbooks

1. Overcoming functional neurological symptoms: a five areas approach

Author: Professor Christopher Williams

https://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Functional-Neurological-Symptoms-Approach/dp/1444138340/ref=asc_df_1444138340/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312741934517&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6222863275966126495&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028802&hvtargid=pla-635155375352&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=64940825031&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312741934517&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6222863275966126495&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028802&hvtargid=pla-635155375352

 

2. Taking Control of Your Seizures Workbook

Author: Joel M. Reiter

https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Control-Your-Seizures-Treatments/dp/019933501X

 

3. Gates and Rowan’s Nonepileptic Seizures

Authors: Steven C. Schachter and W. Curt LaFrance Jr.

https://www.amazon.com/Nonepileptic-Seizures-Cambridge-Medicine-Hardcover/dp/052151763X

 

4. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Guide

Author: Lorna Myers, PhD

https://www.amazon.com/Psychogenic-Non-epileptic-Seizures-Lorna-Myers/dp/1492881414/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10IA3IHKQ2TIV&keywords=nonepileptic+seizures+book&qid=1565796344&s=books&sprefix=non+epile%2Cstripbooks%2C199&sr=1-1

 

5. In Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living with Non-Epileptic Seizures

Author: Markus Reuber

https://www.amazon.com/Our-Words-Personal-Non-Epileptic-Brainstorms/dp/0190622776/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=in+our+words&qid=1565795805&s=books&sr=1-1

 

6. View From The Floor: Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Patient’s Perspective

Author: Kate Berger and Lorna Myers (Foreward)

https://www.amazon.com/View-Floor-Psychogenic-Non-Epileptic-Perspective-ebook/dp/B0161NE9AQ

 

7. Lowering the Shield – Overcoming Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Author: John Dougherty

https://www.amazon.com/Lowering-Shield-Psychogenic-Nonepileptic-ebook/dp/B00BTMB38G#_

 

8. Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Author: Kenneth Higbee, PhD

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Memory-How-Works-Improve/dp/1569246297/ref=sr_1_3?crid=W8TRRICCWCYQ&keywords=your+memory+how+it+works+and+how+to+improve+it&qid=1565795920&s=books&sprefix=your+memory%2Cstripbooks%2C197&sr=1-3

 

9. The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play

Author:  Harry Lorayne

https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Book-Classic-Improving-School/dp/0345410025/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3BQ29LVMD75GR&keywords=the+memory+book+the+classic+guide+to+improving+your+memory+at+work&qid=1565795988&s=books&sprefix=the+memory+book+the+cl%2Cstripbooks%2C194&sr=1-1

 

10. Treating Memory Impairments: A Memory Book and Other Strategies

Author: Vicki S. Dohrmann

https://www.amazon.com/Treating-Memory-Impairments-Other-Strategies/dp/0761630414/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=treating+memory+impairments&qid=1565796192&s=books&sr=1-1

Research and Scientific Literature

1. The feasibility of a multidisciplinary group therapy clinic for the treatment of nonepileptic seizures

Authors: Randi Libbon, et al.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1525505019303221?dgcid=coauthor

 

2. Nonepileptic Seizures: An Updated Review

Authors: David Perez and W. Curt LaFrance

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438261/

 

3. Is drug treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures effective?

Authors: Massimiliano Beghi, W. Curt LaFrance, et al.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1525505019305608?via%3Dihub

 

4. Psychological trauma in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: Trauma characteristics and those who develop PTSD

Authors: Lorna Myers, et al

https://www.mdlinx.com/journal-summaries/psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-ptsd-trauma-sexual/2013/06/05/4642801/?spec=neurology

 

5. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES) as a Network Disorder – Evidence From Neuroimaging of Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders

Authors: Jerzy Szaflarski and W. Curt LaFrance

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145391/

 

6. Neuroimaging studies in patient with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A systematic meta-review

Authors: Marco Mcsweeney, et al.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5544493/

 

7. Management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Authors: W. Curt LaFrance, et al.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/epi.12106

 

8. An integrative neurocircuit perspective on psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and functional movement disorders: neural functional unawareness

Authors: D. L. Perez, et al.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25432161

 

9. What patients say about living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A systematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Authors: Gregg H. Rawling & Markus Reuber

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1059131116301169?via%3Dihub

 

10. Understanding psychogenic nonepileptic seizures – Phenomenology, semiology and the Integrative Cognitive Model

Authors: Markus Reuber & Richard J. Brown

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1059131116302229

Community Resources

Epilepsy Foundation

https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/nonepileptic-seizures-or-events

Help Guide – Trusted mental health and wellness

helpguide.org

National Center for PTSD

ptsd.va.gov

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

adaa.org

The Center for Trauma and Resilience

traumahealth.org

UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic

https://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/veterans-health-and-trauma-clinic

National Alliance for Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-programs/nami-connection

Colorado Crisis Center

https://coloradocrisisservices.org/