Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)

Recently, learned about PANS / PANDAS at one of my schools and wanted to pass on the information that I learned about it in supporting students with the Disorder.

A diagnosis of PANDAS or PANS means a child has a sudden, dramatic change in personality displayed as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) together with accompanying symptoms following a strep, bacterial, or viral infection. The OCD can display as intense fear or anxiety. Accompanying symptoms may include tics, anxiety, depression, behavioral regression, deterioration in school performance, sensory sensitivities, severely restricted food intake, and more;

Families Experience link: here

Teacher link: here

School Psychologist link: here

Occupational Therapist link: here

School Considerations link: here

PANS/ PANDAS PowerPoint: here

Resources:

PANDAS Network

Information for parents, educators, and the medical community including: diagnosis, testing, treatment, current research, providers, education tools, legislative updates and more.

PANDAS Physicians Network

PPN is dedicated to helping medical professionals better understand PANDAS and PANS through real-time information and networking. Specialists from the top academic medical institutions in the United States who have worked with, treated, or studied the patients or aspects of the disorder, have agreed to serve on PPN committees or as special advisors. Because PANDAS & PANS are interdisciplinary disorders, all the relevant disciplines are represented on the PPN committees and the special advisory council.

Stanford University’s PANS clinic

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