An explanation for a mental illness that strikes out of the blue.
Parents, doctors share hellish experiences of PANS disease, often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder
Nearly 200 parents of children with complicated, mysterious brain illness called PANS gathered over the weekend to seek advice and support from each other as they navigate the disease, which triggers psychotic and compulsive behaviors.
Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl's struggle through psych wards before Stanford doctors make bold diagnosis and treatment
It would take a mother's stubborn devotion and the conviction of two doctors willing to stake their reputation on a controversial treatment to bring Tessa back from the brink.
The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Special Issue on Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS).