PANS/PANDAS/Lyme & Ticks

504 plans for PANS

504 Plan for PANS/PANDAS: Creating a School Success Plan

As a parent or guardian of a child with PANS/PANDAS, you may be wondering how to create a school success plan for your child. PANS/PANDAS, or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, is a condition that affects children and can lead to symptoms such as sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and mood swings.  For

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PANS vs. Long Haulers

Post COVID Long Haulers Syndrome vs. PANS/PANDAS

Some who experience a COVID viral infection can also experience physical, neurological, and psychological symptoms long after the initial infection. For those who experience new or worsening pre-existing neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues, the road to proper help can be especially difficult.  Long haulers and PANS/PANDAS result from an infection that can leave lingering neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues. The question is,

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Can PANS cause Tics?

Can PANS Cause Tics?

Tics are irregular, non-voluntary, repetitive muscle movements in different body parts. Movements such as eye-rolling, head jerking, and shoulder shrugging are called motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, including grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are known as vocal tics. Tics are typically classified as either motor or vocal tics. There are common examples of tics: Motor Tics Eye rolling Head jerking

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What is PANS Disorder

What is PANS Disease? Mothers Speak About Experience

“My child just went to bed and woke up as a different person.” -mother of a PANS/PANDAS child Eight-year-old Tony likes to build and create all the time. This energetic kid always follows his curiosities. Apart from being bright in school, he indulges in hobbies such as playing the piano for his parents’ enjoyment. He plays with Legos imagining a

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How to Diagnose PANS and PANDAS

How to Diagnose PANS and PANDAS

Even though PANS and PANDAS are on the rise among children, getting a diagnosis is challenging for parents who simply can’t find knowledge or qualified providers. The refusal of the medical establishment to accept this very real medical condition has made diagnosis and treatment unnecessarily complex and hard on families. Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

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The link between OCD and PANS/PANDAS

The OCD PANS PANDAS Connection

Not everyone who has PANS or PANDAS has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) but a significant portion of kids with OCD also have PANS/PANDAS and vice versa. The onset of symptoms can be sudden but for many OCD often starts with signs of anxiety before the OCD symptoms become more apparent due to the internalizing components of the disorder. As we

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Anti-inflammatory diet for PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

The Best Diet for Children with PANS and PANDAS

One of the top questions I get from parents of kids with PANDAS and PANS and those with Lyme Disease is, “What should my kid with PANDAS and PANS eat?” As much as I want to scream from the rooftop, “An anti inflammatory diet!,” it isn’t as simple as that. Kids with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders have complex medical and

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PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

What is the Difference Between PANDAS and PANS?

What are PANDAS, PANS, and Autoimmune Encepathology? Are PANS and PANDAS the same thing? That is a question I hear just about every day. Understanding PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encepathology can confuse parents and practitioners. Even though the diagnostic guidelines are clear, these conditions present similarly.  It is important to recognize that these pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders are distinct conditions

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Common reasons for PANS/PANDAS restrictive eating - Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

PANS/PANDAS and Disordered Eating

When your child or teen struggles with disordered or restrictive eating, everyday life for child and parent is hard.  Disordered eating is often something that creeps up and this recognizing the signs can be hard to see. It also is something that can turn on suddenly when part of an infection-induced PANS or PANDAS profile.  The sudden onset of pediatric

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blood vial - Dr. Roseann

Basic Blood Tests For PANS and PANDAS, Lyme, and Infectious Diseases That Affect Mental Health

Infectious diseases are increasing and they can have a lasting impact on one’s physical and mental health. Conditions such as Lyme Disease, Tick-borne illness, COVID, Epstein-Barr, mycoplasma pneumonia, coxsackie, herpes 6, streptococcus, etc. can and do affect mental health and are increasing, yet frequently missed. PANS and PANDAS is one of these increasing conditions and now one in every 150

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504 plans for PANS

504 Plan for PANS/PANDAS: Creating a School Success Plan

As a parent or guardian of a child with PANS/PANDAS, you may be wondering how to create a school success plan for your child. PANS/PANDAS, or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, is a condition that affects children and can lead to symptoms such as sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and mood swings.  For

Read More »
PANS vs. Long Haulers

Post COVID Long Haulers Syndrome vs. PANS/PANDAS

Some who experience a COVID viral infection can also experience physical, neurological, and psychological symptoms long after the initial infection. For those who experience new or worsening pre-existing neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues, the road to proper help can be especially difficult.  Long haulers and PANS/PANDAS result from an infection that can leave lingering neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues. The question is,

Read More »
Can PANS cause Tics?

Can PANS Cause Tics?

Tics are irregular, non-voluntary, repetitive muscle movements in different body parts. Movements such as eye-rolling, head jerking, and shoulder shrugging are called motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, including grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are known as vocal tics. Tics are typically classified as either motor or vocal tics. There are common examples of tics: Motor Tics Eye rolling Head jerking

Read More »
What is PANS Disorder

What is PANS Disease? Mothers Speak About Experience

“My child just went to bed and woke up as a different person.” -mother of a PANS/PANDAS child Eight-year-old Tony likes to build and create all the time. This energetic kid always follows his curiosities. Apart from being bright in school, he indulges in hobbies such as playing the piano for his parents’ enjoyment. He plays with Legos imagining a

Read More »
How to Diagnose PANS and PANDAS

How to Diagnose PANS and PANDAS

Even though PANS and PANDAS are on the rise among children, getting a diagnosis is challenging for parents who simply can’t find knowledge or qualified providers. The refusal of the medical establishment to accept this very real medical condition has made diagnosis and treatment unnecessarily complex and hard on families. Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

Read More »
The link between OCD and PANS/PANDAS

The OCD PANS PANDAS Connection

Not everyone who has PANS or PANDAS has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) but a significant portion of kids with OCD also have PANS/PANDAS and vice versa. The onset of symptoms can be sudden but for many OCD often starts with signs of anxiety before the OCD symptoms become more apparent due to the internalizing components of the disorder. As we

Read More »
Anti-inflammatory diet for PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

The Best Diet for Children with PANS and PANDAS

One of the top questions I get from parents of kids with PANDAS and PANS and those with Lyme Disease is, “What should my kid with PANDAS and PANS eat?” As much as I want to scream from the rooftop, “An anti inflammatory diet!,” it isn’t as simple as that. Kids with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders have complex medical and

Read More »
PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

What is the Difference Between PANDAS and PANS?

What are PANDAS, PANS, and Autoimmune Encepathology? Are PANS and PANDAS the same thing? That is a question I hear just about every day. Understanding PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encepathology can confuse parents and practitioners. Even though the diagnostic guidelines are clear, these conditions present similarly.  It is important to recognize that these pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders are distinct conditions

Read More »
Common reasons for PANS/PANDAS restrictive eating - Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

PANS/PANDAS and Disordered Eating

When your child or teen struggles with disordered or restrictive eating, everyday life for child and parent is hard.  Disordered eating is often something that creeps up and this recognizing the signs can be hard to see. It also is something that can turn on suddenly when part of an infection-induced PANS or PANDAS profile.  The sudden onset of pediatric

Read More »
blood vial - Dr. Roseann

Basic Blood Tests For PANS and PANDAS, Lyme, and Infectious Diseases That Affect Mental Health

Infectious diseases are increasing and they can have a lasting impact on one’s physical and mental health. Conditions such as Lyme Disease, Tick-borne illness, COVID, Epstein-Barr, mycoplasma pneumonia, coxsackie, herpes 6, streptococcus, etc. can and do affect mental health and are increasing, yet frequently missed. PANS and PANDAS is one of these increasing conditions and now one in every 150

Read More »
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