Explaining PANDAS to friends
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:46 AM
DS 14.5 started telling friends, but has a difficult time explaining it to his friends (also done through texts which makes it harder).
Thanks in advance,
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:59 AM
What I would say is maybe that his body, particularly his brain attacks itself when he is exposed to any kind of infection. So, it makes it hard for him to think, focus (and anything else he cares to share.) I would recommend that he keep the explanation to a minimum, because most people don't really understand, and they'll tune him out. I would also stay away from the "psychiatric" part of "neuropsychiatric" when explaining it to them, because again, most people just don't understand, and they won't get the fact that this is a medical basis.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:11 AM
I find that when I explain it this way to outsiders, vs. focusing on the "phychiatric" aspect of it, I get alot less skepticism.
Mom of an exceptional 7 y/o son and 8 y/o daughter - BOTH with PANDAS.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:41 AM
For her BFF she has gone into more detail, saying that the autoimmune disorder attacks her brains, causing symptoms such as anxiety.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:50 AM
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