According to the American Academy of Paediatrics it is estimated at least 1 in 100 US school children has PANS, with that number climbing every day. Many of these children are misdiagnosed, or are just simply missed all together.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) tends to commence in late childhood to early adolescence and, whilst not yet proven, it is believed that genetic susceptibility may play a role in its development.
Part 2 of the discussion with Integrative Paediatrician, Dr Elisa Song into the topic of PANS and PANDAS in kids.
Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) and Paediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) are two disorders which are affecting a growing number of families.