A local mother speaks out Tuesday night, hoping to raise awareness about PANDAS. It's an auto-immune disorder found in children after untreated infections.
PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus.
14 News spoke with a pediatric psychologist who says there's been some controversy in medical fields about whether or not PANDAS is an actual disorder, but that psychologist, and a mother we spoke with, want to make sure parents know what signs to look for.
She says her son was treated with an antibiotic and recovered completely in a couple weeks.
Dr. Bowersox says that in some cases, children will need both medical treatment and treatment from a psychologist to help with symptoms of OCD.
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