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Comprehensive Symptom Specific Information




Can be found in the:


Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 139 Functional Neurologic Disorders

Hallett M, Stone J, Carson A (eds) 2016 Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Make sure your library has a copy! Individual chapters can be downloaded 


The website has downloadable patient fact sheets

For additional symptom specific information: 

Functional Movement Disorder


Textbook: LaFaver K, Maurer CW, Nicholson T, Perez DL (eds) Functional Movement Disorder:
An interdisciplinary case-based approach. Humana Press 2022.


Stone J, Warlow C, Sharpe M. The symptom of functional weakness: a controlled study of 107 patients. Brain 2010;133:1537–51. doi:10.1093/brain/awq068

Stroke-like Symptoms

Popkirov S, Stone J, Buchan AM. Functional Neurological Disorder: A Common and Treatable Stroke Mimic. Stroke. 2020;:1629–35. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029076


Frucht L, Perez DL, Callahan J, et al. Functional Dystonia: Differentiation From Primary Dystonia and Multidisciplinary Treatments. Front Neurol 2021;11:1–25. doi:10.3389/fneur.2020.605262

Functional Seizures


The CODES trial website is a good resource for seizures, including trial outcomes and downloadable patient information booklets

Davies C, Stone J, Novak M. Functional Seizures: Information aimed at clinicians working in emergency medicine, published on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, website 2022.

Functional Cognitive Disorders

McWhirter, L., Carson, A., 2022. Functional cognitive disorders: clinical presentations and treatment approaches. Pract. Neurol. 1–8.

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