PANDAS/PANS: A Constellation of Symptoms Searches for a Cause
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 4, June 2017
Editor-in-chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report
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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.