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JCAP 2017 Guidelines for treating PANS/PANDAS

An expert panel has published guidelines for treatment of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and a subset of patients diagnosed with PANS Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS). The syndrome of sudden onset obsessive compulsive disorder and/or severe eating restrictions, and associated characteristic cognitive, behavioral or neurological symptoms, was first identified in the l990s by Susan Swedo, M.D., now chief of the NIMH intramural Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch. In an introduction to a 3-part series of articles published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), July 20, 2017, Swedo, and colleagues, provide an overview of recommended treatment options, including psychiatric medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and immunological therapies.

JCAP Articles Here:
Revised Treatment Guidelines Released for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) 
Additional Information Found at www.nimh.nih.gov

 

JCAP 2016 Characterization of PANS Symptoms

The JCAP Special Edition online is the first collection of research papers on PANDAS/PANS written by a Consortium of researchers and physicians. It is pivotal to the advancement of treatment and research for this subset of children.

This long awaited publication explains how“understanding PANS may help us understand not just how to better diagnose and treat youth with this syndrome but other youth with developmental neuropsychiatric syndromes and potentially the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders as a whole.

The studies have abstracts available for view. The articles can be purchased individually, may be available through a medical library, University or Hospital affiliation.

If you are having difficulty receiving help, diagnosis, or treatment, the Consensus Statement, written by a Consortium or researchers and physicians, is an item worth investing in and presenting to your physician.

Your donation dollars are helping PANDAS Network bring this research to the frontline by allowing us to purchase 300 copies of this Special Edition JCAP to be sent to doctors both in the United States and internationally. Thank you for being our partner in these endeavors!!!


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