Research Update

A Novel Treatment for Dramatic-Onset Autoimmune OCD or Severe Food ­Restriction?

Topics: anxiety disorders | compulsions | eating restriction | extended dosing | IV immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) | obsessions | oppositional behavior | Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) | Pediatric Autoimmune Neurologic Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) | tics | urinary difficulties

REVIEW OF: Melamed I et al, J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2021;31(2):118–128. Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) is defined by dramatic, abrupt onset of obsessions, compulsions, and/or eating restrictions along with two neuropsychiatric symptoms, most commonly tics, anxiety disorders, urinary difficulties, and oppositional beh

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