Poster Session at NATCON 2021 on PANS PANDAS

The Misdiagnosed Child — Understanding and Working with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PANS)

 

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NATCON 20210 PANS PANDAS presentation

ASPIRE Presenting on PANS PANDAS

Children brought to behavioral health clinics with a sudden onset of changes in behavior and/or mood are often misdiagnosed and mistreated because clinicians don’t know the signs and symptoms of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders (PANS) or the related condition, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with strep (PANDAS) – devastating, but treatable disorders. Clinical service providers need to have accurate knowledge of this disorder so they can provide correct referrals, treatment interventions and support. A clip from the award-winning documentary, “My Child is Not Crazy” will illustrate the impact of PANS/PANDAS on children and their families.

Quick Video Preview of ASPIRE’s EPoster on PANS PANDAS

 

Learning Objectives
    • Describe the clinical presentation of children with PANS/PANDAS who are accessing mental health treatment.
    • Describe the behaviors that are common to PANS/PANDAS but often misdiagnosed by providers.
    • Learn the history, causes, diagnosis and treatment protocols for these disorders.
    • Receive and learn to use tools to utilize in clinical settings as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach for treatment.
Presenters
    • Christine L. Amabile, MSW, LCSW, C-SSWS, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, ASPIRE Provider Outreach Committee and Education Outreach Committee
    • Fern Zagor, LCSW, ACSW, Principal Consultant, Fern Zagor Consulting LLC, ASPIRE Professional Advisory Board and Provider Outreach Committee
Writers
  • Gabriella True, ASPIRE President
  • Christine L. Amabile, MSW, LCSW, C-SSWS, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, ASPIRE Provider Outreach Committee and Education Outreach Committee

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