PANS/PANDAS Zoominar May 17, 2021, 6:30 p.m.:
When Strep Causes OCD, Anxiety and More

Panel of Experts

Margaret (Peggy) Chapman, CNS-BC, medical advisor, NEPANS
Melissa Glynn-Hyman, LICSW, co-vice president, NE PANS/PANDAS; therapist
Member (tba), NE PANS/PANDAS Executive Board
Dr. Melissa McCormack, MD, PhD, FAAP
Sheilah Gauch, LICSW, principal, Dearborn Academy; founder, Mass Coalition for PANS/PANDAS Legislation

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Mom with child at the doctor.

Dearborn Academy is hosting a panel discussion on the little-known but disabling PANS/PANDAS syndromes. The diseases can occur when strep, other infection or environmental factors cause a misdirected immune response resulting in inflammation on a child’s brain. This response, in turn, can trigger the sudden onset of ADHD, OCD, disabling anxiety, a decline in math and reading skills, and more.


While researchers are only beginning to study and understand the PANS/PANDAS syndromes, our panel of experts will provide the latest information on causes and treatment.