Somatoform & Neurological Disorders

Group Leader: Dr Kasia Koslowska

Children with functional neurological symptom disorder (FND) present with disabling physical symptoms such as weakness, paralysis, blindness, deafness, and non-epileptics seizures triggered by physical and psychological stress. Our research program with children and adolescents with FND investigates the neurobiological mechanisms underlying this disorder with the aim of better treatments and recovery. We use a range of research methodologies—structured interviews, EEG, MRI—to look at changes in structure and function in FND.

Our group is also collaborating with Endocrinology and Adolescent Medicine to document the clinical needs and clinical presentation of children and adolescents presenting with Gender Dysphoria.