PANS/PANDAS services offered in Rock Hill, SC



PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. It is a clinical diagnosis given to children who have a sudden and dramatic onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as OCD, tics, anxiety, and cognitive/behavioral changes. PANS is believed to be triggered by infections (PANDAS specifically by strep), toxins, or other environmental factors which cause the immune system to mistakenly attack the brain, leading to inflammation and behavioral changes. It is treated through a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

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Treatment for Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or PANDAS focuses on addressing the underlying causes of the condition, rather than just managing the symptoms. This approach takes into consideration the complex interactions between genetics, environment, infections, and lifestyle factors that can instigate and/or contribute to PANS.

Our practitioners conduct a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history, symptoms, and potential triggers to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include specialized testing to identify any imbalances or dysfunctions in the body, such as autoimmune reactions, infections, nutritional deficiencies, or gut health issues.

Treatment strategies may include dietary modifications, supplementation with vitamins or nutrients, detoxification protocols, lifestyle changes, oxygen and/or frequency therapy, red light, and mind-body therapies to support overall healing and reduce inflammation in the body.

Our team also emphasizes patient education and empowerment, as well as ongoing monitoring and support to help patients make sustainable lifestyle modifications that can improve their overall health and well-being. By addressing the root causes of PANS, we aim to support the body's natural healing processes and promote long-term recovery and resilience.