Tag-arkiv: national institutes of mental health

Possible link between Strep and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

(Some info: P.A.N.D.A.S = Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections)

What started out as a sore throat for Maury Cronauer two years ago developed into a frightening cascade of symptoms. She began to exhibit bizarre behavior — blurting out disturbing thoughts, obsessively washing her hands until her skin was raw. Her parents were completely baffled — and frightened. “When she would wake up in the morning we weren’t sure what Maury we were going to get,” said her mother, Michelle Cronauer.
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