Identifying PANS and PANDAS: How to Start Your Family’s Healing Journey
Brought to you by Center for Fully Functional Health
As a parent, it can be a challenge when you don’t feel well. But when your child is struggling, it turns your whole world upside-down. If your child has multiple symptoms that are seemingly unrelated or easily mistaken for other issues, it can be hard to find answers. If you’ve noticed sudden and worrying behavior changes, this quiz designed by our colleagues Drs. Ellen and Scott Antoine may have the answers. They have designed a quiz especially for you so you can know whether your child could have PANS or PANDAS (a type of PANS caused by the Strep bacteria).
First, take their quick quiz to see if PANS PANDAS may something to investigate further for your child. Then join us for a free webinar on Finding PANS and PANDAS: How to Start Your Family’s Healing Journey.
Who are Drs. Ellen and Scott Antoine
They treat many patients battling OCD. They’re also parents of a child who had severe, acute onset OCD from PANS. Needless to say, they have a lot of experience with the devastating effects OCD obsessions can have in a person’s life as well as loved ones and family members.
The good news is that they have had great success helping people overcome what they refer to as the “bully in their brain” with their 5 Step Fully Functional® Process. Mental illness, like physical illness, does not have to be a life sentence for misery.
It’s important to note that childhood OCD is often an autoimmune condition. It’s more accurate to think of the causes of autoimmune diseases as contributors because there is usually more than one factor at play which causes dysfunction of the immune system response. The contributors of autoimmune disease differ from person to person, though there are a few common factors. These factors are:
- Gut microbiome imbalance
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Overuse of antibiotics
- Poor diet
- Underlying infections
- Toxin exposure
When it comes to treating autoimmune disease, treatments will depend on what tissues in the body are affected. However, their favorite ways to reduce inflammation and restore immune system function are:
- Heal the gut
- Correct lifestyle habits for better health
- Check for and treat underlying infections
As physicians (and parents) with firsthand knowledge, they can promise you that there is hope.