PANDAS

(Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric disorders associated with Streptococcus Infection)

The treatments for children with PANDAS are the same as if they had other types of OCD or tic disorders.

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PANDAS, is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The term is used to describe a subset of children who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, and in whom symptoms worsen following strep infections such as "Strep throat" and Scarlet Fever.

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Tips for Spotting PANDAS

  • Dramatic, "overnight" onset of symptoms, including motor or vocal tics, obsessions, and/or compulsions
  • Moody, irritable or show concerns about separating from parents or loved ones.
  • Abrupt onset is generally preceeded by a Strep throat infection.
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