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We finished the 3 week intensive program at Rothman 9 weeks ago today. It felt like a good time to share that we have seen amazing results. DS 13 has struggled with school anxiety and refusal (which also extended to summer camps) since sudden onset of PANS in June 2009. We've been able to resolve or improve many other symptoms with medical treatment, but this one just wouldn't budge. Last year, between Mono and school refusal, he missed about half the school year (including the last 6 weeks of school when he didn't attend at all), and we were beginning to think that he wouldn't be able to cont
A good friend has recently brought to my attention that our ds presents with ADHD. She's researching it because her son has been diagnosed and they are trying to go the medication route. We are planning to have ds evaluated specifically for ADHD because I've begun to wonder if a) this issue and all its consequences are contributing to his school refusal and it is just becoming more obvious now because his workload and other responsibilities are increasing significantly now that he's nearing the end of 6th grade. I've always been more focused on the underlying cause than symptoms, and we ar