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Congratulations to Prof Jon Stone (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and colleagues who have published a study in Brain, finding that 80% of patients suffering from Functional Neurological Disorder still had symptoms in their arms and legs 14 years after the initial diagnosis.
Dr Jon Stone and Dr Alan Carson (both Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) have been in the news this week, commenting on the ongoing Cuban US Embassy Staff health story. The article is published on 'Newsweek' online and discusses what could be behind the 'Sonic attacks' on American Diplomats in Cuba.
A short film introductory film about diagnosis and treatment of FND was recently commissioned in the Netherlands, which features FND work being conducted in Edinburgh and includes contributions from Prof Jon Stone (Department of Clinical Neurosciences) and Prof Alan Carson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences). The film can be viewed on Youtube.
Congratulations to Dr Jon Stone & Dr Alan Carson (both Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who have been awarded a National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) grant. This is a £1,085,426.03 multicentre trial of specialist physiotherapy for functional motor disorders, with centres planned across the UK. The trial will be led by Glenn Nielsen, a physiotherapist at St George's, University of London. This landmark study plans to provide trial data five times larger than any previous trial in this area. Congratulations to all involved!
Congratulations to Dr Jon Stone (Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Reader in Neurology, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Dr Alan Carson (Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and part-time Senior Lecturer, also Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who have been awarded the President's Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists at a ceremony on 28th June 2017