“If you see a child with a sudden and dramatic onset of unwanted thoughts, fears, rituals, OCD, and a decline in mental health, consider PANDAS/PANS.”
Thankfully this was put on my radar last year, just before several kiddos came to me with undiagnosed PANDAS. Because of my new awareness, I was able to correctly identify PANDAS and send these kids to a physician who was able to verify the diagnosis and provide the correct course of treatment.
Strep or another infection may be triggering the symptoms and distress. Please watch the following video for information about PANDAS.