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:

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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.

Brain Under Attack: PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune EncephalitisAnother 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