Webinar 17-07: Mentoring: NF for Lyme & PAN/PANDAS by Roseann Capanna-Hodge
Lyme Disease and PANS/PANDAS are emerging health crises that have a far reaching impact on the field of mental health. Infectious disease can and does cause neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptomatology. PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. PANS/PANDAS occur when an infectious trigger (such as Strep, Lyme or Tick-borne Disease, virus, bacteria), environmental factors or other possible triggers create a misdirected immune response, resulting in inflammation on a child's brain otherwise known as autoimmune encephalopathy. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life-changing psychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms. With Lyme Disease and PANS/PANDAS, there can be a waxing and waning of symptoms, which makes diagnosis further complicated. Proper diagnosis and treatment requires an understanding of the signs and symptoms of both diseases, as well as the associated medical, psychiatric, and neurocognitive components. The average person with Lyme Disease sees five to seven physicians before they receive the correct diagnosis. Due to the associated neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms, patients often ultimately land in the hands of a mental health professional.
|Main Registration||What will participants learn:
1. Define PANS/PANDAS
2. Learn what the stages of Lyme Disease are.
3. Understand how do tick-borne illnesses and PANS/PANDAS affect the brain?
4. Define encephalopathy
5. Acquire what are the treatments for Lyme Disease.
6. Learn how to use Biofeedback and Neurofeedback to address Neurocognitive and the Neuropsychiatric symptoms of Lyme