Jon Stone, MB ChB FRCP PhD

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Jon Stone MB ChB FRCP PhD

I am a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Professor in Neurology in Edinburgh.

Ive been working in the field of functional neurological disorders since 1999 and have been involved in many studies including systematic reviews, large cohort and treatment studies. I have led on new diagnostic criteria for functional neurological disorders in DSM-5 and ICD-11 and the development of professional organisations in the area. In 2016 I co-edited the volume 'Functional Neurologic Disorder' (ed Hallett, Stone, Carson) Elsevier 2016 setting a new standard for a teaching and research curriculum. I also co-chaired the 3rd International Congress on this area in Edinburgh in 2017 (

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and did junior doctor jobs in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Oxford and New Zealand before returning to Edinburgh for a PhD in FND between 1999 and 2003. In 2009 I made the first website for patients with FND at promoting a new transparent approach to diagnosis and treatment for what has been a highly stigmatised condition. The site has been translated by other neurologists in to 12 other languages and receives 60,000 visits a month.

I prefer the term dissociative seizures to psychogenic seizures -- and an approach that gives equal weight to mind and brain for these disabling disorders, but recognise and respect the views of colleagues in the field which may be slightly different. I am honoured to be supporting efforts in raising awareness and provide help to patients.

Awards and Recognition:
National Research Strategy Clinician (NHS Scotland) 2012.
Biemond Lectureship (2014),
Royal College of Physicians (London) Jean Hunter Prize for Nervous Disorders (2014)
Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Clouston Medal (2017)
Royal College of Psychiatrist Presidents Medal (2017)
Invited plenary sessions at the World Congress of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society World Congresses

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