Genes, Cells, and Neural Circuits Relevant to OCD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published: Jan 1, 2021   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Research   |   No Comments

Editor’s Note: Genes, Cells, and Neural Circuits Relevant to OCD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Ned H. Kalin, M.D. Published Online:1 Jan 2021 DOI 10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20111605 Read Editor’s Note “These cross-species translational data are potentially exciting and serve to focus the search for the pathophysiology of PANDAS toward a specific class of inter-neurons within the striatum that […]

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Predictors and Prospective Course of PANS: A Pilot Study Using Electronic Platforms for Data Collection

Published: Dec 31, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Research   |   No Comments

Predictors and Prospective Course of PANS: A Pilot Study Using Electronic Platforms for Data Collection Conclusion: Our study highlights the utility of electronic methods for tracking longitudinal symptoms in children with PANS and suggests that particular baseline characteristics (e.g., delay in identification and treatment of PANS, greater caregiver burden) may be indicative of a differential […]

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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

Published: Dec 28, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   No Comments

Despite the challenges of 2020, we are proud to report that the ASPIRE community continues to grow in size, support, and strength. We are grateful to all of you for your contributions: the clinicians, researchers, educators, parents, families, volunteers, and friends for your tireless commitment to those impacted by PANS/PANDAS. 

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Prevalence of PANS in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

Published: Dec 20, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   Tags:   |   No Comments

Prevalence of PANS in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Marya Aman, Jennifer Coelho, BoyeeLin, Cynthia Lu, Shannon Zaitsoff, John Best and S. Evelyn StewartBC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia “Conclusion  The surprisingly high lifetime PANS rate of 52% within pediatric ED were higher than that previously reported for OCD populations. The large […]

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$2.4 Million to Build Out Biorepository

$2.4 Million to Build Out Biorepository

Published: Dec 18, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, News   |   No Comments

Tara and Dave Dollinger recently donated $2.4 million to assist the efforts of Frankovich and collaborating scientists, who are searching for answers to better understand the triggers and disease course, and to hopefully develop more effective treatments for this debilitating disease. The couple hopes that this gift will lead to faster diagnosis and treatment for other families.

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7-year-old explains living with PANS

7-year-old explains living with PANS

Published: Dec 16, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, News   |   No Comments

7-year-old explains living with PANS, new Smackover Elementary sensory room helps kids like him cope SMACKOVER, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — Our senses combined can help give us a better view of our world but for some people out there it actually causes them some problems. That’s why the Smackover Elementary School created a room to help […]

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Infections, inflammation, and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders: the neglected role of “co-infection”

Published: Dec 15, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   No Comments

Infections, inflammation, and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders: the neglected role of “co-infection AmirAbdoli, AliTaghipour, MajidPirestani, Mirza AliMofazzal Jahromi, AbazarRoustazadeh, HamedMir, Hoda MirzaianArdakani, AzraKenarkoohi, ShahabFalahi, MahdiKarimi. Infections, inflammation, and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders: the neglected role of “co-infection. Heliyon Vol 6, Issue 12, Dec 2020, e05645. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05645 Read Study Abstract: Neuropsychiatric disorders (NPDs) have multiple […]

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