Childhood Interrupted: The Complete Guide to PANDAS and PANS

Overview

A host of behaviors-OCD, Tourette's, anxiety, depression, tics, eating disorders, hair pulling, bedwetting, mood swings-are often symptoms of an undiagnosed infection. The correct diagnosis is PANDAS or PANS. In Ms. Maloney's straightforward and clear writing style, she explains: what is it, how it makes your child sick, available treatment options, finding and working with the right doctors, dietary interventions, finding personal support, arranging the correct therapy, hospitalization, your child's legal rights...
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Overview

A host of behaviors-OCD, Tourette's, anxiety, depression, tics, eating disorders, hair pulling, bedwetting, mood swings-are often symptoms of an undiagnosed infection. The correct diagnosis is PANDAS or PANS. In Ms. Maloney's straightforward and clear writing style, she explains: what is it, how it makes your child sick, available treatment options, finding and working with the right doctors, dietary interventions, finding personal support, arranging the correct therapy, hospitalization, your child's legal rights to obtaining an education, and how your child will recover. Top medical experts in the field offer their insights and share their approaches to treating the disorder. This book offers a roadmap to recovery with all the answers you and your doctor need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492974864
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/17/2013
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 225,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Alison Maloney is the national attorney advocate for the recognition and treatment of PANDAS/PANS and the author of Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD. Saving Sammy propelled the disorder to national attention with an appearance on the Today Show by Ms. Maloney with her fully recovered son Sammy. She has been featured on scores of television and radio appearances including The Doctors, Mystery Diagnosis, Fox News LA, Sirius XM's Doctor Radio, various Public Radio stations, internet and podcast programs, as well as in multiple articles in print and online, most recently The Boston Globe Magazine. Her presentations before national medical/research and parent conferences include the University of California at Irvine, the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Autism One, and the Northeast PANS/PANDAS Conference. Ms. Maloney consults regularly as a patient and mental health advocate with parents and physicians across the country. Formerly an attorney and executive in Hollywood, she now actively practices law and writes books in Kennebunkport on the glorious coast of southern Maine.
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