Functional Neurological Disorder Program

Who May Benefit?

  • Patients with neurologic symptoms incompatible with established medical illness
  • Patients who need to establish mental health care
  • FND patients who have health care but whose symptoms have not improved
  • Patients with multiple co-morbid psychiatric illnesses that need treatment
  • There is no longer a requirement for clinicians to identify psychological factors or establish that the patient is not feigning illness

Treatments Include

  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Hypnosis
  • Medication
  • TMS
  • Physical therapy
  • Virtual reality

Depending on the severity of the condition and the location of the patient, treatment can be offered through the following means:

  • Outpatient – weekly outpatient services including group therapy, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, virtual reality therapy, rTMS and psycho-pharmacological management delivered on-site
  • Intensive FND Day and Residential Program – Non-residential partial day hospitalization or residential program. Suited for patients who require intensive daily treatment to regain function
  • Intensive Treatment Plan in Community – Patients completing FND treatment or unable to participate with on-site therapy will receive treatment plans designed around the local resources available to the patient

The referring physician continues to be an ongoing partner, collaborating to oversee overall patient care across all stages of psychological treatment.

Research & Follow-up Care

Patients are offered an opportunity to participate in national and international studies investigating FND diagnosis and treatment throughout the process of evaluation and treatment.

Who we are

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) and, by courtesy, of Emergency Medicine and of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Law
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology - Adult) and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine

Dr. Kim Bullock demonstrating virtual reality for FND to Dr. Jon Stone, visiting professor from Edinburgh.

Dr. Kim Bullock and Neurology Resident Katherine Werbaneth at FND Conference in Scotland

Dr. Kim Bullock presenting a poster at FND Conference in Scotland

Craig Forte, Dr. Sepideh Bajestan and Dr. Juliana Lockman, after leading an FND therapy group.

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