Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

Blog Update Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents
Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

PANS/PANDAS is a relatively new diagnosis. It's encouraging to see more mental health providers promoting PANDAS / PANS advocacy and support alongside increased education for parents. Surprisingly, some pediatricians don't even know much about its symptoms. 

This makes it hard for parents to get the help they need to heal – making it even more challenging for children who are affected. But we got you! To guide you on your PANS/PANDAS journey, here are resources to support you. 

Best Podcasts for PANDAS PANS 

The podcasts below offer great information about this clinical issue, plus tips and strategies to help parents along the way. In this clinical field, you will have expert advice from top authorities like Dr. Scott Antoine and Dr. Darin Ingels. You will hear about the latest research findings and updates on treatments and therapies. More importantly, natural solutions for PANDAS / PANS are needed. Let’s dive in! 

Episode 84: My PANS Journey

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Promoting PANS/ PANDAS awareness is an advocacy near and dear to my heart because I’m a PANS mom, too!

A tick bit my son Max at just 22 months old. While we didn't realize it then, this moment marked the start of our journey with PANS. Despite the uncertainty surrounding tick-related issues back then, my prior experience working with families prepared me for the road ahead.

After the tick bite, we noticed significant changes in Max's behavior. In December 2006, he developed a fever, which understandably had us worried. Taking a holistic approach to his care, we addressed his symptoms. Over time, we noticed shifts in his personality and eating habits, and his sleep patterns became disrupted—a challenging ordeal for any parent.

Despite these challenges, we remained resilient. With guidance from our naturopath, we identified potential triggers, such as dairy, and took proactive steps to eliminate them from Max's diet. And you know what? We started seeing improvements. It was a turning point in our journey filled with hope and progress.

So, to anyone facing similar struggles, remember this: even in the darkest moments, there's always a glimmer of hope. With the proper support and determination, you can overcome any obstacle with
PANS.

Episode 83: What is PANS/PANDAS?

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In this episode, you will learn more about the symptoms of PANS and PANDAS and what it is. There's no specific age of onset in PANS/PANDAS—it can affect both kids and adults. At first, you might notice minor signs like being extra anxious or having trouble sitting still. 

These symptoms can be caused by things like ticks messing with your body. Your child might start acting differently—getting upset more easily or having trouble focusing. But it's important to know they're not doing it on purpose. It could be because of infections making them feel unwell.

Episode 85: How to diagnose PANS/PANDAS

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Remember, having accurate information and the correct diagnosis is critical to getting the best treatment. When diagnosing PANS/PANDAS, it's essential to understand that no definitive test can determine whether your child has this condition.

Diagnosis involves assessing the clinical criteria and then ruling out or confirming it. It also thoroughly reviews the symptoms and the child's medical history. If you want to learn more about how I diagnose PANS/PANDAS using QEEG Brain Mapping and other science-backed tools, tune in to this podcast. 

Episode 150: PANS/PANDAS: Is it a PANS Flare or Behavior?

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It's crucial to differentiate between typical behavior and a flare. A PANS flare temporarily worsens behavioral or medical issues linked to infection or toxins. Identifying a flare requires a parent's detective work—observing clues and patterns in the child's behavior.

Different stressors can spark flares, so recognizing these triggers is vital. It's essential to look at the bigger picture, considering factors such as changes in routine, school stress, diet, sleep problems, or exposure to bullying. 

Parents should examine the context of their child's behavior and search for patterns, remembering that flares are usually temporary and may cause periods of instability. Listen in and learn how to distinguish a PANS flare and strategies. Know how to manage it when it happens. 

Episode 170: Can You Recover from PANS PANDAS?

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Can you recover from PANS/PANDAS? The simple answer is YES! Keep hope even though finding treatment for PANS and PANDAS can be challenging. Remember, getting the proper guidance and intervening early is vital for ensuring the best care for our children.

It's crucial to find a provider who shares your goals and can assist in developing a strategic treatment plan. Embracing lifestyle changes and maintaining hope and patience can lead to substantial progress. Know the barriers to healing in PANS and PANDAS and help your child cope.

Episode 86: Why is PANS/PANDAS treatment-resistant?

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Parents may often feel overwhelmed when their child receives a clinical diagnosis of PANS/PANDAS, as there's a prevalent belief that these conditions are inherently treatment-resistant. However, the reality is that effective treatment might simply require identifying the missing piece of the puzzle for healing.

Among the significant obstacles to healing are genetic mutations and issues with detoxification. Genetic mutations can disrupt the body's ability to process and eliminate toxins efficiently. This means that even with conventional treatments, the underlying genetic factors may hinder the effectiveness of therapies aimed at addressing PANS/PANDAS symptoms.

A comprehensive approach to treating PANS/PANDAS should involve not only addressing the immediate symptoms but also identifying and addressing underlying genetic mutations and detoxification issues. Join me as I discuss why PANS and PANDAS are treatment-resistant.


Episode 87: A 5-Pronged Approach to PANS/PANDAS Treatment

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Listen in as I share my unique 5-pronged approach to PANS and PANDAS treatment. This video introduces my five-pronged approach to treating PANS and PANDAS. I'm here to offer hope and practical solutions for your families navigating these challenges. It's crucial to target antimicrobial and toxin treatments alongside immune support. I'll highlight various approaches, from herbal protocols to antivirals, to tailor treatment to your needs.

I can't stress enough the critical role of calming the brain and detoxifying in healing. I explained why neurofeedback is one of the more powerful tools to regulate brainwave function and reduce symptoms. I also discussed the significance of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, especially in cases involving OCD and trauma. 

It is so crucial for parents of struggling children and teens to learn as much as they can about issues and conditions affecting their children. Topics such as PANDAS Disease or PANS, Lyme Disease, anxiety, depression, autism, and failure to launch are affecting our kids today. Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn from top experts who can help you find solutions for struggling kids. 

To further help you empower your child and help them achieve a calm brain without relying on medication, download the Natural Pans/Pandas Calm Brain Kit.

Dr. Roseann is a mental health expert in PANS/PANDAS who frequently is in the media:

Always remember… “Calm Brain, Happy Family™”

 

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to give health advice and it is recommended to consult with a physician before beginning any new wellness regime. *The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LLC does not guarantee certain results.

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You can get her books for parents and professionals, including: It’s Gonna Be OK™: Proven Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health, Teletherapy Toolkit™ and Brain Under Attack: A Resource For Parents and Caregivers of Children With PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalopathy.

If you are a business or organization that needs proactive guidance to support employee mental health or an organization looking for a brand representative, check out Dr. Roseann’s media page and professional speaking page to see how we can work together. 

Dr. Roseann is a Children’s Mental Health Expert and Licensed Therapist who has been featured in/on hundreds of media outlets including The Mel Robbins Show, CBS, NBC, PIX11 NYC, Today, FORBES, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Women’s Day, Healthline, CNET, Parade Magazine and PARENTS. FORBES called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health.

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She coined the terms, “Re-entry panic syndrome” and “eco-anxiety” and is a frequent contributor to media on mental health. 

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge has three decades of experience in working with children, teens and their families with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, concussion, dyslexia and learning disability, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression and mood disorder, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS using science-backed natural mental health solutions such as supplements, magnesium, nutrition, QEEG Brain maps, neurofeedback, PEMF, psychotherapy and other non-medication approaches. 

She is the author of three bestselling books, It’s Gonna Be OK!: Proven Ways to Improve Your Child's Mental Health, The Teletherapy Toolkit, and Brain Under Attack. Dr. Roseann is known for offering a message of hope through science-endorsed methods that promote a calm brain. 

Her trademarked BrainBehaviorResetⓇ Program and It’s Gonna be OK!Ⓡ Podcast has been a cornerstone for thousands of parents facing mental health, behavioral or neurodevelopmental challenges.

She is the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, Neurotastic™Brain Formulas and Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LLC. Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner, a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS), Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP) and an Amen Clinic Certified Brain Health Coach.  She is also a member of The International Lyme Disease and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), The American Psychological Association (APA), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to give health advice and it is recommended to consult with a physician before beginning any new wellness regime. *The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LLC does not guarantee certain results.

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