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AAN 2024 | Neurobehavioral Therapy (NBT): multi-modality psychotherapy for the treatment of FND

William Curt LaFrance Jr, MD, MPH, FAAN, FANPA, DFAPA, FAES, Brown University, Providence, RI, discusses the primary goals of therapeutic interventions for patients with functional neurological disorder (FND), emphasizing that clinicians should focus not only on symptomatic control but also on improving the quality of life of patients. Prof. LaFrance Jr also discusses the use of neurobehavioral therapy in patients with FND. This approach utilizes aspects of several modalities such as psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to target the known pathologies in patients. Techniques used include conventional CBT relaxation training, distress tolerance, and psychoeducation. Interpersonal therapy is also incorporated to help work on a patient’s communication patterns, which are often affected by FND. This interview took place at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting 2024 in Denver, CO.

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