The Guide to Supporting Kids with PANS/PANDAS:

From Diagnosis to Treatment Providers, teachers, and parents 

SERIES #5

The Guide to Supporting Kids with PANS/PANDAS: From Diagnosis to Treatment Providers, teachers, and parents

Thursday, Feb 24th, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

PANS/PANDAS/AE (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/ Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus/ Autoimmune Encephalitis) are emerging health crises that have a far reaching impact on the field of mental health. Infectious disease can cause neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptomatology. This workshop will review the neurobiology, diagnosis criteria and evidence-based treatments, such as antibiotics, psychotherapy, E/RP, as well as innovative approaches, including QEEG brain mapping, biofeedback, neurofeedback, nutrition, and supplementation.

Objective:

  • Use case studies to demonstrate how this technology can be beneficial to users
  • Share 4 modalities can be integrated into the practice
  • Learn how to integrate this new technology into your practice to help your clients deal with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression case

Questions:

  • What is PANS/PANDAS?
  • What is the difference between PANS/PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalopathy (AE)?
  • Why is PANS/PANDAS often missed?
  • Is there a test that diagnoses PANS/PANDAS?
  • What are the clinical criteria for diagnosis of PANS/PANDAS?
  • How is PANS/PANDAS medically treated?
  • What should a therapist do if they suspect their client has PANS/PANDAS?
  • What are the best psychotherapy methods for treating PANS/PANDAS?

Jenna Prada

PRESENTER

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

Ed.D, LPC

A mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann, who is on a mission to change the way we view and treat mental health, showing people it’s gonna be okay with science-backed tools that improve wellbeing. She is known for teaching how to calm the brain in order to have a happy family and giving the keys to unlock the brain’s potential. With her trademarked method, BrainBehaviorReset™, has helped thousands address the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, OCD, mood, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using science-backed holistic therapies. She is an author of three books including her most recent book, It’s Gonna be OK!™ and is a media personality who is featured on dozens of media outlets.

Sadar Psychological and Sport Center

We are proud to offer this webinar courtesy of our Sponsors, Dr. Roseann.

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APA References:

 

Chang, K., Frankovich, J., Cooperstock, M., Cunningham, M. W., Latimer, M. E., Murphy, T. K., Pasternack, M., Thienemann, M., Williams, K., Walter, J., Swedo, S. E., & PANS Collaborative Consortium (2015). Clinical evaluation of youth with pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS): recommendations from the 2013 PANS Consensus Conference. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 25(1), 3–13. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2014.0084

Murphy, T. K., Storch, E. A., Lewin, A. B., Edge, P. J., & Goodman, W. K. (2012). Clinical factors associated with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. The Journal of pediatrics, 160(2), 314–319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.07.0

Shimasaki, C., Frye, R. E., Trifiletti, R., Cooperstock, M., Kaplan, G., Melamed, I., Greenberg, R., Katz, A., Fier, E., Kem, D., Traver, D., Dempsey, T., Latimer, M. E., Cross, A., Dunn, J. P., Bentley, R., Alvarez, K., Reim, S., & Appleman, J. (2020). Evaluation of the Cunningham Panel™ in pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS) and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS): Changes in antineuronal antibody titers parallel changes in patient symptoms. Journal of neuroimmunology, 339, 577138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2019.577138

Swedo, S. E., Seidlitz, J., Kovacevic, M., Latimer, M. E., Hommer, R., Lougee, L., & Grant, P. (2015). Clinical presentation of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections in research and community settings. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 25(1), 26–30. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2014.0073

Thienemann, M., Park, M., Chan, A., & Frankovich, J. (2021). Patients with abrupt early-onset OCD due to PANS tolerate lower doses of antidepressants and antipsychotics. Journal of psychiatric research, 135, 270–278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.022