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What is PANDAS

PANDAS (which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), is characterized by the sudden onset of symptoms like those of obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) or tic disorders following an infection with streptococcus bacteria(group A strep) or scarlet fever.  

PANS (which stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is characterized by the sudden-onset of OCD symptoms where no associated streptococcal infection has occurred.  

Getting Help

Has your child been recently diagnosed with PANDAS, or have you been struggling with acute recurrent episodes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or tics?  Learn what you can do and where to go to find help.

Treatment Options

Research into treatments for PANDAS has yielded several courses of action.  Click the link below to learn more.


Doctor's Corner

Latest News

Check out the latest research from the National Institute for Mental Health(NIMH) ​


October 9th is PANDAS Awareness Day!  


NorthEast PANDAS Conference 2013 - In Providence Rhode Island


Emergency Room Physicians

​    What emergency room physicians should know about PANDAS

For General Practitioners

      What general practitioners need to know about PANDAS

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