PANDAS = Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection
PANS = Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
Both are syndromes of brain inflammation marked by misdirected autoimmune responses to streptococcus, other bacterial, viral, environmental or immune dysfunction.
PANDAS and PANS are clinical diagnoses with abrupt the onset of obsessive compulsive disorder and/or restricted food intake occurring with two or more of the following accompanying symptoms:
Symptoms are remitting and relapsing
If you are motivated and committed to making lifelong diet and lifestyle changes, are interested in helping your child learn and appreciate some of the approaches that are often only offered to adults - like yoga, mindfulness, and nutritional education - contact Dr. Standing today to reserve a seat at her next free dinner talk. Should you choose to work with Dr. Standing she will begin by meeting with both parents so together you can determine the best plan for you and your child. Dr. Standing’s 4 to 6-month comprehensive programs include individual sessions with Dr. Standing, a health coach, exercise specialists, reading material, group classes and online video material. Dr. Standing and her team will work closely with your family to mentor you through each step of the process to make sure you feel supported. As you and Dr. Standing discover what works for your child, you can help them develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
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