The recent publication of the journal “Brain, Behavior, and Immunity” includes Behavioral and neural effects of intra-striatal infusion of anti-streptococcal antibodies in rats.
“The present study tested the causal role of the antibodies by assessing the behavior of naïve rats following passive transfer of purified antibodies from GAS-exposed rats. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) purified from the . . . → Read More: “Brain, Behavior, and Immunity”: Strep and Behavior
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The Trujillo Family experience is featured in the February Sauk Valley article, “Family struggles with rare disorder: Disease poses unique challenges amid medical skeptics”.
In the article, the family shares their daughter, Kloey’s, journey with PANDAS., from misdiagnosis to the ongoing difficulty of funding needed treatment.
The family . . . → Read More: PANDAS in the News: The Trujillo Family
The Arizona bill proclaiming October 9th of each year as PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day, passed the Senate 29-0!
To view the 2014 SENATE RESOLUTION 1007: A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 9 OF EACH YEAR AS PANS, PANDAS AND PITAND AWARENESS DAY IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA, please visit http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/sr1007s.pdf.
Thank you to Paul Ryan for . . . → Read More: AZ PANDAS/PANS Proclamation Passes 29-0!
In the March 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , the review article “Inflammation in Children and Adolescents With Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Systematic Review” by Drs. Mitchell and Goldstein was published.
In this review, preliminary findings showed evidence for elevated markers of inflammation in children and . . . → Read More: Inflammation in Children and Adolescents With Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Dear PANDAS Friends and Family,
Good news! Our Massachusetts PANDAS/PANS legislation has been scheduled for a hearing before the Joint Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday March 5 at 1 PM. As the date nears we will post frequent updates here and on our Facebook page so please follow us . . . → Read More: Massachusetts Legislation
UPDATE 2/22/2014 via @AZSenateGOP
Third Read SR 1007 PANDAS; PITAND; PANS; awareness day passes 29-0
— AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) February 21, 2014
On February 5th, the Arizona Senate Health Committee met to consider a PANS/PANDAS/PITANDS resolution. The resolution gave a summary of the three conditions, declared October 9th as PANS Awareness Day and resolved that . . . → Read More: Arizona Senate Resolution for PANDAS/PANS Bill
The American Psychiatric Association has just issued a Psychiatric New Alert informing professionals of the increased risk of Psychosis in Adulthood as a result of childhood infections.
Findings from a study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin suggest that hospital admission for infections during childhood may put individuals at risk for the onset of a nonaffective mental . . . → Read More: “Childhood Infection May Increase Risk for Psychosis In Adulthood”
Bristol VA, Abingdon, VA, Johnson City, TN, Bristol, TN, Kingsport, TN The Actual Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City) If you live in these areas and need PANDAS/PANS Support, please contact Shannon: TriCitiesPANDAS@gmail.com Thank you, Shannon! Your outreach to others is valued and appreciated!
Thank you to the Orr family for sharing their experience in the article Saskatchewan Youngster Fights PANDAS.
It seemed overnight Josiah went from a quiet kindergartener who loved to cuddle to a child racked with anxiety and subject to vocal tics and panic attacks. He displayed many traits of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – such as . . . → Read More: PANDAS in the News: The Orr Family
The following study is not exclusive to PANDAS and PANS. It is studying all Childhood-onset Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders. PANDAS and PANS families are eligible for participation.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood-onset Behavioral Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Many psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders are . . . → Read More: Natural History Study Currently Recruiting