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Autism and FND
  1. Richard Cole
  1. Neuropsychiatry of TBI, Resident Doctor, Neurorehabilitation, Wellington Hospital


Richard is a Clinical Research Fellow whose PhD is looking at symptom trajectories after Traumatic Brain Injury and the relevance of autistic traits, interoception and alexithymia. He has recently finished Core Psychiatry training in Camden & Islington and has returned to part time clinical work in Neurorehabilitation.

Abstract Little is known about the prevalence of autism or autistic traits in patients in FND, and studies investigating this have used mixed methods, finding mixed results. My talk will cover why we should be thinking about autism within he FND population, where might lie predisposing or perpetuating factors, what we know so far and how this is relevant for clinical practice.

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