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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PANDAS/PANS Support Group

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Parents of children with PANDAS/PANS have higher stress levels than those caring for children suffering from cancer, diabetes, or any other life-threatening condition. The sudden onset of symptoms provides little time to prepare for a "new norm" that includes not only severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms, but also extreme separation anxiety, mood swings, sensory sensitivities, and other troublesome symptoms. This support group will explore strategies for surviving the acute crisis period in PANDAS and thriving during the months of convalescence. The facilitated discussion will seek pearls of PANDAS/PANS wisdom from experienced parents, as well as expert clinicians.


Sue Swedo, MD

Susan E. Swedo, M.D., is Chief of the Pediatrics & Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH. Her research has focused on diagnosis and treatment of childhood neuropsychiatric conditions, including Sydenham’s chorea, Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Swedo and colleagues were the first to describe a post-infectious etiology for OCD and define criteria identifying... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Chicago H, 5th Floor

Attendees (10)