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NDNG: Functional Neurological Disorder Task Force


To promote improved understanding of Functional Neurological Disorder, including 

  • that it is a neurological disorder that involves involuntary movement, perceptual, or cognitive impairments, 
  • that validated methods of rehabilitation are available, 
  • to provide updates on research on the diagnosis and neurological basis for Functional Neurological Disorder, 
  • to evaluate and understand the many other body organ systems that can be affected by Functional Neurological Disorder, apart from the brain
  • and to support collaboration among rehabilitation researchers, rehabilitation clinicians, patients, their caregivers, and their primary care providers to improve care for this disorder.


To improve public and clinical professionals’ understanding that Functional Neurological Disorder is common and that diagnosis can become standardized and disseminated, and to remove stigma that commonly occurs with this disorder.


Victor Mark, MD

Victor Mark, MD


Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation