Understanding the Relationship of PANDAS/PANS and OCD
This episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
No one knows for certain what causes OCD. We know what areas of the brain are implicated in OCD, but the rest seems up for discussion. We need more research to understand this disorder.
Some kids have OCD symptoms due to an umbrella of issues under PANDAS/PANS. Research is showing that inflammation in the brain can impact mental health and cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, including OCD. Many kids have autoimmune issues, infections such as strep or have had environmental exposure to things like mold or Lyme that can cause an inflammatory response.
In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast, I invited Jessica Gavin, a PANDAS/PANS advocate, and mom to three kids with PANDAS/PANS, to explore the world of PANDAS/PANS with me.
To learn more about the PACE IVIG study and see if you qualify go to the PACE Foundation website.
🌸 Sign up for my FREE series Survival Tools for Parents Raising Kids with Anxiety or OCD running from Nov 2nd-12th, 2023 at www.ATparentingsurvivalseries.com.
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