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Pediatric PANS/PANDAS

What is PANS/PANDAS?

Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are diagnoses that often include the sudden onset of obsession, compulsions, tics or eating restrictions as well as symptoms from at least two of seven categories. PANS/PANDAS are associated with infections and are diagnoses of exclusion so it is important to rule out other possible medical and psychiatric diagnoses.

Contact the Children's National Hospital Team

Families seeking an appointment with the multidisciplinary PANDAS team should call psychiatry/psychology at 202-729-3300.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet the Providers Who Treat PANS/PANDAS

    Departments that Treat PANS/PANDAS

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    Psychology and Behavioral Health

    In the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, emphasizing patient and family-focused care.

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    Anxiety Disorders Program

    The Anxiety Disorders Program at Children's National Hospital is a specialized treatment clinic devoted to carefully assessing and effectively treating a wide range of anxiety disorders common among children and adolescents.