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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

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

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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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girl neurofeedback session - dr. roseann

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 to figure out what is

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concerned parents meeting with doctor-dr.roseann

Is it ODD or PANS/PANDAS?

With cases of PANS/PANDAS on the rise due to the increase of infectious disease, PANS, PANDAS and autoimmune encephalopathy (AE) and similarly to ODD, they should always be ruled out as a source of oppositional and defiant behaviors, especially when there is a sudden onset. Without a situational stressor or a traumatic event precipitating a sudden behavioral change, we need

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mom consoling daughter | Dr. Roseann

Does My Child Have PANS/PANDAS?

You may have heard about PANS/PANDAS and might be wondering what exactly PANS/PANDAS is. You may speculate: “What are the signs and symptoms, and what do I do about it?” PANS and PANDAS are two distinct disorders that result from different infectious sources; however both produce similar neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive issues. Both of these have a similar way of presenting

Read More »
PANSPANDAS Cases are on the Rise

PANS/PANDAS Cases are on the Rise

PANS and PANDAS result in neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive issues that often go misdiagnosed due to the fact that they have similar symptoms to other disorders. Though there are no exact treatments for this disorder, there are many pro-active measures you can take to resolve some of the hard issues PAN/PADAS bring on like anxiety, behavioral regression and other infectious sources. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge offers some background and solutions to this disorder.

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 »
girl neurofeedback session - dr. roseann

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 to figure out what is

Read More »
concerned parents meeting with doctor-dr.roseann

Is it ODD or PANS/PANDAS?

With cases of PANS/PANDAS on the rise due to the increase of infectious disease, PANS, PANDAS and autoimmune encephalopathy (AE) and similarly to ODD, they should always be ruled out as a source of oppositional and defiant behaviors, especially when there is a sudden onset. Without a situational stressor or a traumatic event precipitating a sudden behavioral change, we need

Read More »
mom consoling daughter | Dr. Roseann

Does My Child Have PANS/PANDAS?

You may have heard about PANS/PANDAS and might be wondering what exactly PANS/PANDAS is. You may speculate: “What are the signs and symptoms, and what do I do about it?” PANS and PANDAS are two distinct disorders that result from different infectious sources; however both produce similar neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive issues. Both of these have a similar way of presenting

Read More »
PANSPANDAS Cases are on the Rise

PANS/PANDAS Cases are on the Rise

PANS and PANDAS result in neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive issues that often go misdiagnosed due to the fact that they have similar symptoms to other disorders. Though there are no exact treatments for this disorder, there are many pro-active measures you can take to resolve some of the hard issues PAN/PADAS bring on like anxiety, behavioral regression and other infectious sources. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge offers some background and solutions to this disorder.

Read More »
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