Epidemic Answers hosted a panel discussion of the five authors of our best-selling book, “Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis”.
You can sign up for the replay below:
PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is a newer diagnosis that your child’s pediatrician or psychiatrist may not be aware of.
It is a disorder that is loosely defined as a sudden onset of acute anxiety and mood variability accompanied by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and/or tics.
PANS includes not only PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), but also diagnoses such as Lyme disease, OCD and ODD.
Another way to think of PANS, as well as any neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and even learning disabilities, is that these disorders may fall under the larger umbrella of Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE), which is a swelling of the brain.
In this timely webinar, you’ll learn the answers to these questions:
- What are PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis?
- What are the symptoms of these disorders?
- Why do so many kids these days have these disorders?
- How do you test for these disorders?
- What treatments are available?
- How can I get help for my child if I suspect this is an issue?
This panel included:
- Beth Lambert: Executive Director of Epidemic Answers
- Maria Rickert Hong: Media Director of Epidemic Answers and health coach
- Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge: Educational psychologist and neurofeedback practitioner
- Jennifer Giustra-Kozek: Licensed psychotherapist
Date & Time
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:00 pm