Emily’s PANDAS Story

She developed PANS in 2020 and is healing.  She is a high school freshman whose diagnosis was unclear and treatment was difficult to find. Today she is healing and happy to share her journey with others. Emily was a typical kid. She had a typical birth and did all of the things that kids do like… Continue reading Emily’s PANDAS Story

New Research Identifies Key Differences Between Sydenham Chorea and PANDAS

A recent study has helped clarify how dopamine receptors and autoantibodies help identify symptoms in children with Sydenham chorea and PANDAS. Dr. Madeleine Cunningham and Dr. Chandra Menendez are authoring a study outlining how autoantibody activation of D1 and D2 dopamine receptors may help create new diagnostic criteria for PANDAS. A new study authored by… Continue reading New Research Identifies Key Differences Between Sydenham Chorea and PANDAS

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Katy’s PANDAS Journey

Katy began experiencing PANDAS symptoms when she was 7 years old. Thanks to a school nurse, she was referred to a specialist who was able to get her the treatment she needed to start down the path to recovery. Today she is a recent high school graduate on the way to a bright future starting… Continue reading Katy’s PANDAS Journey

A Father’s Thoughts

The entire family system is affected by PANDAS. I have identified some of the key issues and symptoms from the histories provided by the parents, as well as, from those that my wife and I observed with our own child, son – age 8. First, the affect of these behaviors exhibited by our children shows… Continue reading A Father’s Thoughts