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January 2022

A PANS PANDAS Recovery Poem
A PANS PANDAS Recovery Poem

8 years ago, I was diagnosed with Pandas 7 years ago, I wobbled on my feet 6 years ago, I moved forward with my life 5 years ago, I realized why I was different 4 years ago, I didn’t let it break...

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Immunological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: is it time for the concept of an “autoimmune OCD” subtype?
Endres D, Pollak TA, Bechter K, Denzel D, Pitsch K, Nickel K, Runge K, Pankratz B, Klatzmann D, Tamouza R, Mallet L, Leboyer M, Prüss H, Voderholzer U, Cunningham JL; ECNP Network Immuno-NeuroPsychiatry, Domschke K, Tebartz van Elst L, Schiele MA. Immunological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: is it time for the concept of an “autoimmune OCD” subtype? Transl Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 10;12(1):5. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01700-4. PMID: 35013105; PMCID: PMC8744027.
  • There is increasing evidence for secondary immune-mediated forms of OCD.
  • The DSM-5 and novel ICD-11 criteria include the category of secondary OCD, without, however, providing guidelines according to which such a diagnosis should be established.
  • The authors have drafted a first proposal of clinical criteria for the definition of secondary autoimmune OCD.
  • Recognizing the autoimmune causes of OCD could inform additional therapeutic options for the affected patients to promote treatment response and reduce chronicity.”
Hold Onto Hope!
Hold Onto Hope!

At the age of 8, my life, as it was, was taken in a week of sickness because of the flu. I woke up with hallucinations, severe OCD, and ADHD-like symptoms. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I...

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