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PANS and PANDAS Hit the Headlines

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PANS and PANDAS Hit the Headlines

PANS PANDAS UK were delighted to speak to Natasha Loder, Health Editor of The Economist, earlier this month about PANS and PANDAS, the challenges faced by UK families and the work we are doing to build brighter futures for all those affected by the conditions.

We congratulate Natasha on bringing PANS and PANDAS to the attention of so many, and for her success in capturing the current barriers to treatment and the emerging shift in the UK towards greater awareness and better care and support for these young people and their families. Her article will, no doubt, play an important role in getting the message out that, in some cases, psychiatric symptoms may have a physical cause.

You can read the article in full here.

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  • ADHD
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • AE
    Auto-immune Encephalitis
    Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • ASD
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • CBT
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dysgraphia
    difficulty writing by hand
  • EHCP
    Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Emotional Lability
    Rapid, and dramatic changes in mood (for example uncontrollable laughter to crying)
  • Enuresis
  • GAS
    Group A Streptococcal infection
  • NHSE
    NHS England
  • NICE
    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • OCD
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PP
  • PPUK
  • PPN
    PANS Physicians Network
  • PPSG
    PANS PANDAS Steering Group
  • SENCo
    Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • SIGN
    Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network to the glossary
  • Tic
    Sudden repetitive movement (motor tic) or sound (vocal tic) which is difficult or impossible to control