PANDAS, PANS, and Related Disorders (June/July)

Date of Issue: 06/01/2017 | Volume: 8 | Number: 4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This issue discusses the various neuropsychiatric symptoms that PANDAS, PANS, and related disorders present with and their effect on children and adolescents. Clinicians are presented with the most current information on diagnosing and treating these disorders.

In This Issue


PANDAS/PANS: A Constellation of Symptoms Searches for a Cause

Topics: Child Psychiatry | OCD

PANS and PANDAS--a hitherto normal child suddenly develops severe OCD symptoms. These may include refusing to leave the house, engaging in constant checking and washing rituals, asking repeatedly if the door is locked, making odd facial movements, having full-on tantrums with kicking and screaming, wetting the bed, and being unable to perform in school. “I lost my child overnight” was, and is, a common refrain.

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Expert Q&A

Diagnosing and Treating PANDAS/PANS: A View From the Clinic

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | OCD

How do you confidently diagnose a child that you suspect is presenting with PANDAS/PANS? (See lead article for definition.) And if you do make that diagnosis, how should treatment proceed? Child psychiatrist Erica Greenberg sees new cases almost every week. We turned to her for some boots-on-the-ground guidance.

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Research Update

MOXO-CPT: Short and Sweet, but Is It Useful?

Topics: ADHD | Research Update

Diagnosing ADHD continues to be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Having an “objective,” valid test for ADHD would be of value to clinicians and families alike. Continuous performance tests (CPT) are gaining popularity as a complement to clinical examination, rating scales, and interviews with parents and teachers.

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CME Post-Test

Take The CME Post-Test for PANDAS, PANS, and Related Disorders, CCPR, June/July 2017

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | OCD

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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