Pans and Pandas

Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Pans and Pandas
Pans and Pandas services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

PANS/PANDAS Treatment: Restoring Health and Hope for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

We offer specialized care and comprehensive solutions for children and adolescents suffering from Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). Our experienced team of healthcare professionals understands the challenges faced by families affected by these complex conditions. Through personalized assessment, evidence-based interventions, and compassionate support, we are committed to restoring health and hope for your child. Read on to discover the benefits, process, and reasons why our PANS/PANDAS treatment program is the solution you've been seeking.

Understanding PANS/PANDAS

PANS and PANDAS are autoimmune disorders that cause sudden-onset neuropsychiatric symptoms in children and adolescents. These conditions are characterized by the presence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tics, often accompanied by other neuropsychiatric symptoms, following a streptococcal infection or other triggers. Our PANS/PANDAS treatment program is designed to address the underlying immune dysregulation, reduce symptom severity, and improve the overall quality of life for affected children and their families.

Benefits of Our PANS/PANDAS Treatment

  1. Specialized Care for Complex Conditions: Our team of healthcare professionals specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of PANS/PANDAS. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidence-based care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents affected by these complex disorders.
  2. Symptom Reduction: Our treatment program focuses on reducing the severity and frequency of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including OCD, tics, anxiety, mood changes, cognitive difficulties, and behavioral challenges. We aim to restore normal functioning and enhance your child's overall well-being.
  3. Collaborative Approach: We understand the importance of collaboration in the treatment of PANS/PANDAS. Our team works closely with you and your child, as well as any other involved healthcare providers, to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to care.
  4. Personalized Treatment Plan: Each child's journey with PANS/PANDAS is unique. We conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your child's medical history, symptom presentation, triggers, and individual needs. Based on this assessment, we develop a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of medical interventions, immunomodulatory therapies, behavioral interventions, and supportive care.
  5. Family Support and Education: We recognize the significant impact PANS/PANDAS can have on the entire family. Our program includes ongoing family support and education to empower you with the knowledge, resources, and coping strategies necessary to navigate the challenges associated with these conditions.

The PANDAS/PANS Treatment Process

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Our healthcare team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if your child meets the criteria for PANDAS/PANS. This assessment may include a review of medical history, symptom evaluation, laboratory testing, and, if necessary, consultations with other specialists.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment findings, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your child's specific needs. This plan may include a combination of medical interventions, such as herbal supplements,  antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and immunomodulatory therapies, as well as behavioral interventions, such as NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), and supportive care strategies.
  3. Medical Interventions: Depending on your child's individual needs, our medical interventions may include appropriate antibiotic therapy to target and eliminate any underlying infection, as well as anti-inflammatory support to reduce brain inflammation and stabilize symptoms.