Idaho PANS PANDAS Updates

Idaho PANS PANDAS Updates

Published: Mar 15, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Legislative Resources   |   No Comments

Idaho’s HCR 30 for a PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day Passed Unanimously Bill Information: ID HCR030 States findings of the Legislature and recognizes October 9, 2022, as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day.   Bill Language: Link Call to Action from NWPPN: This will now be signed into law and we look forward to key stakeholders in Idaho doing their […]

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Rhode Island Call to Action – Insurance Coverage for PANS PANDAS

Rhode Island Call to Action – Insurance Coverage for PANS PANDAS

Published: Mar 15, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Legislative Resources   |   Tags:   |   No Comments

Rhode Island Update & New Call To Action Senate Bill No. 2203 Bill Update: 03/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study Bill Information: Senate Bill No. 2203 – AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE – Mandatory coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome […]

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Neuroinflammation in a Rat Model of Tourette Syndrome

Published: Mar 10, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

Neuroinflammation in a Rat Model of Tourette Syndrome, Zhongling Ke, Yanhui Chen, Guofeng Chen, Yanyan Liu, Neuroinflammation in a Rat Model of Tourette Syndrome, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol 16, Front. Behav. Neurosci., 10 March 2022, DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.710116    Conclusion: The IDPN-induced TS rats had significant neuroinflammation in the brain, and the interaction between dopamine (DA) […]

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Washington State PANS PANDAS Updates

Washington State PANS PANDAS Updates

Published: Feb 23, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Legislative Resources   |   No Comments

Washington House Resolution 4653 Passed   Bill Information: HR 4653 – 2021-22- Honoring patients and families affected by PANDAS/PANS. Bill Status Link: Washington.Gov Link Bill Language: Bill 4563 Bill Update: Feb 24 Introduced. Adopted. For up-to-date information on Oregon’s legislative action: Make sure to follow NWPPN’s Facebook page for updates and questions.  To contact NWWP […]

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Lyme and tick-borne diseases: A primer for mental health practitioners

Lyme and tick-borne diseases: A primer for mental health practitioners

Published: Feb 22, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Behavioral Health, Blog, Books, Clinicians   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

Trunzo, J. J., Statlender, S. M., Leventhal, J. G., Reece, L., Berenbaum, S., & Bransfield, R. (2022). Lyme and tick-borne diseases: A primer for mental health practitioners. Practice Innovations. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pri0000163 Lyme and other tick-borne diseases can cause complex, multisystemic symptoms that pose diagnostic and treatment challenges. This article presents essential information about […]

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From IVIG to PEX to Rituximab to Helminths to treat PANS

From IVIG to PEX to Rituximab to Helminths to treat PANS

Published: Feb 22, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Personal Stories   |   No Comments

Before We have four kids; two have PANS. Charlie’s came on like a freight train in the summer of 2010 at age 5. Maddie’s PANDAS was a slower unfolding until she was nine when suddenly her OCD became unmanageable. We completely lost her at 11. They were normal functioning kids before their onset of PANDAS. […]

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Conference: Autoimmune Encephalopathy Secondary to Infectious Disease

Conference: Autoimmune Encephalopathy Secondary to Infectious Disease

Published: Feb 19, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Events, Fundraisers, Special Projects, Featured on Homepage   |   No Comments

  Register to Watch Virtually Conference videos are available until May. Please note, if you are having problems accessing the conference, please first check your spam folder for an email with your unique link. Unfortunately, as ASPIRE is only a sponsor, we have nothing to do with the registration. Therefore, we are unable to provide […]

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It took me 12 years to get a proper mental health diagnosis. That needs to change | Mental Health Perspectives

It took me 12 years to get a proper mental health diagnosis. That needs to change | Mental Health Perspectives

Published: Feb 19, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, News   |   No Comments

The Seattle Times By Leah Penney, Mental Health Perspectives guest columnist “A few weeks after my 6th birthday, I went to bed one night a happy, healthy child, and I woke up the next morning riddled with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), tics, and a laundry list of psychiatric symptoms I’d never experienced before. I […]

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About PANS PANDAS from ASPIRE Video

About PANS PANDAS from ASPIRE Video

Published: Feb 18, 2022   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Behavioral Health, Blog, Clinicians, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage, Printables & Brochures, Schools & Educators, Videos   |   No Comments

Learn more about PANS PANDAS PANS PANDAS are misdirected immune responses that result in acute onset of OCD, tics, and/or restricted food intake, along with two neuropsychiatric symptoms in seven categories. Signs and Symptoms Diagnostic Criteria Disease Course Range of Symptom Severity Triggers & Disease Mechanism Diagnosing Treatment

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