International FND Awareness Day

(Also known as International Functional Neurological Disorder Awareness Day)

International FND Awareness Day is observed next on Sunday, April 13th, 2025 (305 days from today).

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Functional Neurological Disorders Awareness Day (FND) will be held on April 13, 2017 for the fifth year in a row to raise awareness of the condition that can severely disable patients.

Neurofunctional disorders are not uncommon, but people's understanding is still very limited. This leads to many difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of the disease. That is why International FND (Functional Neurological Disorders) Awareness Day that is recognized on national calendar and celebrated every year on April 13. The week is established to raise awareness everyone, besides tend to awareness, this week also has goals such as support affected individuals, and do research first for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of FND.

Dysfunction or FND is thought to be the result of the brain's inability to send and receive signals properly and is caused by problems with the functioning of the nervous system.

Patients experience a wide range of neurological symptoms such as movement disorders and sensory problems. There is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system, which sends or receives signals from the body. These symptoms and can be equally debilitating and distressing for Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and Epilepsy and these symptoms appear similar to disorders like those.

History of International FND Awareness Day

FND support group FND Hope founded the first international FND Awareness Week in 2013. That 2013 day was accompanied by a promotion by the UK charity called FND Action.

It is no coincidence that the FND organization established International FND Awareness Day. Neurological dysfunction is a disease that affects many patients mentally and emotionally. When sick, it is difficult to control the behavior and reactions of the body. Neurological dysfunction is often caused by some kind of extreme stress, trauma, or depression. It is the body's response to threats in order to reduce or eliminate the cause of stress. The disease is considered to be the result of a combination of factors including social, genetic, environmental, psychological and physical factors.

FND is a rare syndrome, occurring in 14-22 cases per 100,000 people. FND is common in adolescents and adults. People in urban areas have a lower risk of FND than people in rural areas, as well as military personnel have a higher risk of FND than other groups. People with FND have physical symptoms. The cause of this syndrome is often related to an emotional or psychological crisis. People with FND cannot control the symptoms they experience and do not consciously or intentionally produce them. Basic signs and symptoms such as: convulsions, numbness, memory problems, loss of balance, tremors, voice problems, fatigue, deafness or trouble hearing, trouble concentrating, loss of sensation.

How to observe International FND Awareness Day

On International FND Awareness Day, you are encouraged to improve your understanding of this dangerous disease, its causes, symptoms and treatment methods. Besides, please share your knowledge on social media with the hashtag #InternationalFNDAwarenessDay to spread to those around so they can also better understand and avoid pathogens.


International FND Awareness Day has been observed annually on April 13th.


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Founded by

Bridget Mildon

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