Category: PANDAS & PANS

New Service Launch-Behaviour Therapy for Tics

New Service Launch-Behaviour Therapy for Tics

Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics (CBiT) The main thrust of treatment for Tics (particularly in patients with PANDAS or PANS) is the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and psychotropic drugs. However, Thenemann et al (2107) noted that “while underlying infectious and inflammatory processes in PANS and PANDAS patients are treated, psychiatric and behavioural symptoms need simultaneous treatment […]

Ibuprofen Use in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ibuprofen Use in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been much alarm raised about the use of ibuprofen in children during the current COVID-19 pandemic and lots of fake news. This issue is particularly important in children who use ibuprofen to control their disease symptoms (eg in children with PANDAS/PANS). We are aware of stories circulating about four children in Cork but […]