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EMDR with PANS/PANDAS

I am a member of the PANDAS PHYSICIAN NETWORK. Please visit their website for more information.

https://www.pandasppn.org/

PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) occurs when strep activates a misdirected immune response and results in inflammation on a child’s brain. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, restrictive eating, and more.

PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is when an infectious activation, environmental factors, and other possible triggers create a misdirected immune response results in inflammation on a child’s brain. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as OCD, severe restrictive eating,  anxiety, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, and more.

I have successfully helped to diagnose, coordinate care with several experts in the field, and work with children and families on their journey to treat children with PANS/PANDAS. I am happy to have a phone consultation to see if I am a good therapeutic fit for your family.