• Jocelyn Bystrom

Are you #FNDAWARE❓

Updated: Aug 24


April 2022 is #FND awareness month. Prioritize your #mentalhealth and #wellness by choosing to proactively learn about a disorder that's rare yet surprisingly on the rise and affects individuals world-wide.


Need help on how to explain your new #FND diagnosis❓ : LOOK HERE 💚


✅ Need to understand your new #FND diagnosis❓ Read Professor Mark Edwards article at fndhope.org here: https://fndhope.org/fnd-guide/diagnosis/


Completely Overwhelmed❓(Click fndhope.org) or (Click neurosymptoms.org) and start the journey your deserve to #wellness and become #FNDAWARE


✅ Be kind to yourself, start at either one of these two highly-recommended sites❣️ And BREATHE 🥰


✅ Then hear and hang on to wise words that were shared with me by my psychiatrist, who believed in collaborative care, immediately following my FND diagnosis❣️


Then #share #retweet and know you're not alone.



"There’s a lot coming at you. It’s a severe condition. It’s a big deal. However, there’s hope and you’re going to get better.”



Click and become #FNDAWARE at:


fndhope.org or neurosymptoms.org


The shorter (Twitter style) definition of how to explain your FND diagnosis:


“I have a neurological disorder. It is when the brain does not send and receive messages accurately.” (fndhope.org, Retrieved April 25th, 2022)


fndhope.org explains FND in more depth for the curious minded who need more, like me🤪.


✅ Want a meatier definition❓Read on or link here to head to fndhope.org

FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER?

"Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body send and receive signals. Physical and/or psychological risk factors can cause functional symptoms which include a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive symptoms that have yet to be explained by a recognised disease. Functional Neurological Disorders are considered to be multifactorial, which means many different risk factors can contribute to the development of the disorder. The symptoms are real and can cause impairment in quality of life that is similar to and in some aspects worse than other neurological conditions. FND occupies a grey area between psychiatry and neurology that historically has failed to gain the interest of researchers and clinicians. The prevalence and potential reversibility of functional illness have peaked new research interests. New scientific findings are influencing how patients are diagnosed, treated, and creating an overall change in attitude toward Functional Neurological Disorder patients."

(Retrieved from fndhope.org, April 25th, 2022)