Barbara Demchick, Julia Ehler, Alison Mills; Quality of Life in Families With a Young Child With Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated With Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411520509. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP401B
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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
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