Help Stop Psychiatric Overdiagnosis: demand exploration for neuroimmune disorders

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Dione Hill
3 weeks ago
My child’s life has changed because they were properly diagnosed and treated with PANS. Our family’s life has changed because my child was properly diagnosed with PANS. We now have quality of life and are happy and thriving every day.

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Jennifer Burchill
1 month ago
Mental illness is a horrible thing, and I am so glad that we as a society are recognizing it more and working so hard to destigmatize it. But, there are many organic, physical illnesses that present as mental illnesses. We have fought so hard over the last few years to get our child tested, diagnosed, and treated appropriately and still when there is a flare we have no solutions because there is so little understanding of how the physical and mental can be so interdependent. Psych symptoms = psych treatment, but when the cause is physical the psych treatment exacerbates rather than heals.

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Jamie Sauer
Sep 5, 2020
My daughter has been dx'd with ASD/PANDAS/PANS/Gad65AE/JIA. And most recently, Juvenile Dermatomyositis. All of these are autoimmune. One seems to lead to another....and I can't help but think, if the PANDAS (the original issue) had been cured, would we not have lead into all the other issues??

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Beckie Derby
Aug 5, 2020
Because my daughter went through this mess.

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Michele Wright
Jul 7, 2020
Many children and adults are misdiagnosed with a psychiatric illness when in fact the illness quite possibly is an an auto immune illness causing swelling on parts of a brain.

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Kailey Wheaton
Jul 2, 2020
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Chloe Snethen
Apr 29, 2020
I have people I care about that this misdiagnosis has affected

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Adrianna Anderson
Apr 29, 2020
Because I'm sick of seeing people put on ridiculous amounts of psychiatric medications before physical and environmental needs are assessed.

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Wendy Carlson
Apr 29, 2020
It's vitally important.

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Jeff Ford
Mar 26, 2020
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