Healing PANDAS and PANS
PANDAS and PANS are syndromes that bring on sudden, unexpected neurological and behavioral issues after an illness or infection. A child can be perfectly happy and normal, then out of the blue develop tics and spasms, extreme anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, mood swings, anorexia, aggression, hyperactivity, cognitive changes, or any combination of the above.
This is a terrifying experience for most families. Thankfully, although it is a complex condition to manage, many children with PANDAS and PANS experience dramatic improvements when they start treatment.
I have several years experience working with children and adolescents with PANDAS and PANS. These are some of the most distressed families I work with - and the happiest when things start to improve!
ADD and ADHD
Attention deficits and hyperactivity can range from simple "fidgety kids" to kids who are struggling with severe behavioral and cognitive challenges. Kids with ADD and ADHD are at higher risk for failure in the school system and may even be at an increased risk for developing problematic behavior into adulthood.
Changes in diet, botanical support, homeopathic treatment, and other natural interventions can help children who have ADD and ADHD experience more stability and focus in their daily lives, and help them get the most out of their educations.
Natural medicine has so much to offer children and adults with Down syndrome! Holistic care can make huge improvements in cognition and behavior, improve mood, resolve sleep issues, reduce your child’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life, and increase you child’s overall lifespan. In addition, healthy kids are happier kids - and that means happier families.
In addition to working with children who have a simple diagnosis of Down syndrome, Dr Silver works with children with dual or complex diagnoses, such as Down syndrome and autism, or Down syndrome and ADHD. These children and their families deserve the best care and treatment they can get - for mind, body, and soul!
Resources for Families
PANS and PANDAS
The Down Syndrome Guild of SE Michigan
Down Syndrome Support Team
Guides and Handouts
Expecting an Extraordinary Life: a New Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome
Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide
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