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More Proof that Functional Movement Disorders are Real and NOT “All in Our Head”

You have no idea how excited I am to share this news! There’s further evidence that shows Functional Movement Disorder (FMD), a subset of Functional Neurological Disorder, is very much real. Studies have now shown FMD has a biological aspect, and there are functional and structural changes in the brain. This means that FMD is …

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Surviving the Holidays When You Have a Chronic Illness

I don’t know about you but I can easily get carried away by the holiday season and overdo it. With the shopping, mailing cards, meal prep, decorating, wrapping presents, family gatherings, and holiday parties, it can take a lot out of you even if you’re well. I am feeling the fatigue just looking at that …

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7 Mistakes I Made While Working with a Chronic Illness

I’ve been living and working with a chronic illness since August 2010. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. The biggest lessons I learned happened when I relapsed after a three-year remission. My relapse started while I was on maternity leave, but I didn’t realize anything was wrong until …