Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Quality of Life in Families With a Young Child With Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated With Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, MD, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Quality of Life in Families With a Young Child With Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated With Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520433. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP401B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520433. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP401B
Abstract

Date Presented 03/29/20

PANDAS is the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder or tics following streptococcal infection in a previously healthy child. We will discuss our qualitative phenomenology study of six families with a child with PANDAS whose symptoms developed prior to beginning school and consider how symptoms affected families. We will discuss implications of results for OT practitioners.

Primary Author and Speaker: Barbara Demchick

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julia Ehler, Alison Mills