Association of Streptococcal Throat Infection With Mental Disorders (Benros, JAMA Psychiatry, 2017) Risk of Major Mental Disorder after Severe Bacterial Infections in Children and Adolescents: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study (Hsu, Neuropsychobiology, 2022)
Many therapies are shown to improve immune function and can improve health outcomes in patients 56 randomized clinical trials with over 4,000 participants were analyzed to determine if various kinds of psychosocial therapies positively impact the immune system of patients who sought treatment for a variety of mental and physical problems. A large body of… Continue reading Psychosocial Interventions and Immune System Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials
PANS children tolerate lower doses of psychotropic medications This is the first published study of its kind measuring tolerability of psychiatric medications in PANS children. It is a retrospective review of charts of 188 PANS patients (mean age 8.5 yrs) seen in the Stanford PANS clinic, were studied for side effects, and dose tolerance, as… Continue reading Patients with Abrupt Early-onset OCD due to PANS Tolerate Lower Doses of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics
A Swedish Database of 14 million individuals was studied to Discover the link between immune deficiency and mental health disorders A collaboration between a Harvard PANDAS researcher and the Karolinska Institute of Sweden was carried out. Data was studied from more than 14 million individuals living in Sweden from January 1, 1973, through December 31,… Continue reading Association of Primary Humoral Immunodeficiencies with Psychiatric Disorders & Suicidal Behavior & the Role of Autoimmune Diseases
A conceptual review of considering frequent primary OCD and secondary rare organic forms of OCD with a structured clinical approach. Autoimmune OCDs red flag signs for “autoimmune OCD” could include (sub)acute onset, unusual age of onset, atypical presentation of OCS with neuropsychiatric features (e.g., disproportionate cognitive deficits) or accompanying neurological symptoms (e.g., movement disorders), autonomic… Continue reading Immunological Causes of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Is it Time for the Concept of an “Autoimmune OCD” subtype?
RESEARCH FINDS THE STRESS CIRCUIT in Brain that Affects Memory, Fight or Flight, Logic, Inhibition Controls, etc P/P IS EXACERBATED by STRESS.U OF IOWA: MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX (PFC) is AFFECTED BY STRESS: This area regulates a lot of the PANDAS Symptoms such as focused attention, habits (OCD), memory, inhibition controls, fight or flight, memory. Read the… Continue reading Research Finds the Stress Circuit in Brain that Affects Memory, Fight or Flight, and More
The current study of 490 children describes comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions in a self-referred cohort of children with PANS/PANDAS, along with treatment history, barriers to treatment, family medical and psychiatric history, and perceived caregiver burden in these conditions. Read the abstract here