Diagnosing and Treating PANDAS/PANS: A View From the Clinic
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 4, June 2017
Erica Greenberg, MD
Assistant psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital; Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program within the OCD and Related Disorders Program, Boston, MA
Dr. Greenberg has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
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.