The symptoms experienced by a child affected by P.A.N.D.A.S. or P.A.N.S. may include the following:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Joint pain
  • Restrictive eating
  • Tics (motor, vocal, echolalia)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Choreiform movements
  • Emotional lability (including irritability, aggression or depression episodes, inability to control tears or laughter)
  • Behavioural regression (baby-talk, temper tantrums)
  • Developmental regression (fine motor skills, handwriting)
  • Decreased ability to concentrate and/or hyperactivity
  • Loss of abilities in mathematics and visual-spatial areas
  • Sensory issues (sound, smells, light, clothing)
  • Urinary issues (increased frequency, bed wetting or daytime enuresis)