PANDAS Network
October 7, 2014
Special Edition PANDAS/PANS Journal Published!
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology:
Special Edition on PANDAS/PANS
JCAP We are pleased to announce the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP) will publish a Special Edition on PANDAS/PANS in January/February 2015. Also, beginning in November, online articles will be gradually published. This important journal is used by practitioners in Psychiatry, Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience.

A consortium of PANDAS/PANS experts have written papers on the investigation, treatment, basic science and recommendations to be made to the medical community. PANDAS/PANS Diagnostic Evaluation Guidelines will be available to be utilized by agencies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics.    


PARENTS and CONCERNED PHYSICIANS...THANK YOU!   Your brave efforts working with our children have made this happen!


This journal is a first step in advancing identification and treatment. Most importantly, it has created a united voice that ends the debate about the existence of PANDAS/PANS and eases the stigma of healing our children.     


For an idea of a few of the topics to be covered, look at the AACAP 61st Annual Meeting scheduled on October 20-25 in San Diego, CA. Information of this meeting can be found here. PANDAS Network is proud to be a literature table exhibitor, contributing informational material at this event.  

THE CRUCIAL IMPLICATION of the New PANDAS/PANS Diagnostic Guidelines
The PANDAS/PANS Diagnostic Guidelines can be used by medical professionals to track and treat PANDAS/PANS children in years to come. Immediate treatment of our children will make a sizable dent in the reported $247 billion spent annually on children's mental health issues affecting 13-15% of the U.S.'s 75 million children. For a look at the CDC report "Mental Health Surveillance Among Children -United States, 2005-2011", CLICK HERE.

In May 2013, the Centers for Disease Control issued this:
"...first report to describe the number of U.S. children aged 3-17 years who have specific mental disorders, compiling information from different data sources covering the period 2005-2011... It provides information on childhood mental disorders where there is recent or ongoing monitoring. These include ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders including depression, substance use disorders, and Tourette syndrome."

"Know the Symptoms, Change the Outcome", the PANDAS Network motto, will truly have meaning in millions of children's lives........very soon.


Sincerely Yours,  

The PANDAS Network Team 

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