Presenter: Dan Kinderlehrer, MD
Credit: 1.0 CE credit
Format: 1hr video presentation
In 1994, Susan Swedo at the NIMH first described children who developed mental health issues following a Streptococcal infection, and coined the term PANDAS—Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disease Associated with Streptococcal Disease. Since then it has become clear that multiple microbes can trigger this syndrome, and the name has been updated to PANS—Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome.
This course describes the clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, laboratory evaluation, and treatment protocols for patients with PANS. It will also detail clinical studies performed by Dr. Kinderlehrer that suggest this is a widespread problem.
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Assess individuals and their potential risk for having PANDAS and PANS as a cause or contributing factor to mental illness
- Identify the infectious triggers and potential sequelae of PANS and PANDAS
- Evaluate integrative treatment options for PANS
The CE Company is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CE Company maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This online program provides CE training and coursework. Accreditation requires the completion of a post-test. A passing grade of at least 75% must be met on this test in order to obtain certification. Instructions for certification will be provided upon completing the course in full.
Daniel Kinderlehrer, MD, is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease, and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. He co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury, Massachusetts, and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at the Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases conferences. He is the author of several review articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times. His integrated medical practice in Denver, Colorado, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease. Learn more about Dr. Kinderlehrer’s work here.
Conflict of Interest
There is no known commercial interest or conflict of interest for this program.
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