Tag Archives: PANDAS

OCD and Brain Inflammation

A very interesting study was published this past week in JAMA Psychiatry stating that brain inflammation in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder is significantly elevated (by more than thirty per cent) compared to those without the disorder. Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, senior … Continue reading

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Seasonal OCD?

My son Dan’s OCD was at its very worst from around January-March of 2008. Exactly one year later we were almost, though not quite, back to square one. At this time, I sat in the psychiatrist’s office with Dan as … Continue reading

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PANDAS

I’ve been meaning to write a post about PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) for a while, but I think this recent article in The Boston Globe by Neil Swidey does a much better job of describing it … Continue reading

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