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PANDAS: “My brain is making me do this!”

Raising Arizona Kids

Vicki Louk Balint

April 2012

Karli Kling was told by her 10-year-old son that his throat felt funny. He started saying the word ‘damn,’ uncontrollably over and over again. Alex was referred to a local psychiatrist, who began treating his Tourette’s-like symptoms with medications. At that time, the medical community was divided on the existence of PANDAS. After months of searching, they found that it was indeed PANDAS. 

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