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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…

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…

PANS and PANDAS Diagnosis - Roseann Capanna-Hodge

How to Diagnose PANS and PANDAS

Even though PANS and PANDAS is on the rise amongst children, getting a diagnosis is a challenge for parents who simply can’t find knowledge or qualified providers. A refusal of the medical establishment to accept this very real medical condition, has made diagnosis and treatment unnecessarily complex and hard on families. PANS and PANDAS are…

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…

PANS/PANDAS with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

What is the Difference Between PANDAS and PANS?

What is PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encepathology? Is PANS and PANDAS the same thing? That is a question I hear just about everyday. Understanding what PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encepathology are can be confusing for both parent and practitioner. Even though the diagnostic guidelines are clear, these conditions present similarly. It is important to recognize…

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. …

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…

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Neurofeedback for PANS and PANDAS

PANS, PANDAS and autoimmune encephalopathy (AE) are three separate conditions that have similar behaviors and issues that can be devastating for the child and family. The behaviors and clinical issues that come along with PANS, PANDAS, and AE are scary especially when information, providers and treatment is scarce. Parents are left to their own devices…

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