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REVIEW
Federica Zibordi, Zorzi Giovanna, Carecchio Miryam, Nardocci Nardo
The terms Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS), Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), and Childhood Acute Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (CANS) have been used to describe certain acute onset neuropsychiatric pediatric disorders. This clinical characteristic was unusually abrupt onset of obsessive compulsive symptoms and/or severe eating restrictions and concomitant cognitive, behavioral or neurological symptoms. Because the CANS/PANS criteria define a broad spectrum of neuropsychiatric conditions, the syndrome is presumed to result from a variety of disease mechanisms and to have multiple etiologies, ranging from postinfectious autoimmune and neuroinflammatory disorders to toxic, endocrine or metabolic disorders...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377733/cortical-abnormalities-associated-with-pediatric-and-adult-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-findings-from-the-enigma-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-working-group
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Premika S W Boedhoe, Lianne Schmaal, Yoshinari Abe, Pino Alonso, Stephanie H Ameis, Alan Anticevic, Paul D Arnold, Marcelo C Batistuzzo, Francesco Benedetti, Jan C Beucke, Irene Bollettini, Anushree Bose, Silvia Brem, Anna Calvo, Rosa Calvo, Yuqi Cheng, Kang Ik K Cho, Valentina Ciullo, Sara Dallaspezia, Damiaan Denys, Jamie D Feusner, Kate D Fitzgerald, Jean-Paul Fouche, Egill A Fridgeirsson, Patricia Gruner, Gregory L Hanna, Derrek P Hibar, Marcelo Q Hoexter, Hao Hu, Chaim Huyser, Neda Jahanshad, Anthony James, Norbert Kathmann, Christian Kaufmann, Kathrin Koch, Jun Soo Kwon, Luisa Lazaro, Christine Lochner, Rachel Marsh, Ignacio Martínez-Zalacaín, David Mataix-Cols, José M Menchón, Luciano Minuzzi, Astrid Morer, Takashi Nakamae, Tomohiro Nakao, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Seiji Nishida, Erika Nurmi, Joseph O'Neill, John Piacentini, Fabrizio Piras, Federica Piras, Y C Janardhan Reddy, Tim J Reess, Yuki Sakai, Joao R Sato, H Blair Simpson, Noam Soreni, Carles Soriano-Mas, Gianfranco Spalletta, Michael C Stevens, Philip R Szeszko, David F Tolin, Guido A van Wingen, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Susanne Walitza, Zhen Wang, Je-Yeon Yun, Paul M Thompson, Dan J Stein, Odile A van den Heuvel
OBJECTIVE: Brain imaging studies of structural abnormalities in OCD have yielded inconsistent results, partly because of limited statistical power, clinical heterogeneity, and methodological differences. The authors conducted meta- and mega-analyses comprising the largest study of cortical morphometry in OCD ever undertaken. METHOD: T1-weighted MRI scans of 1,905 OCD patients and 1,760 healthy controls from 27 sites worldwide were processed locally using FreeSurfer to assess cortical thickness and surface area...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309797/treatment-of-pandas-and-pans-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sofia Sigra, Eva Hesselmark, Susanne Bejerot
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are a subtype of acute-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) thought to be caused by an autoimmune response to group A streptococcal infection. Based on this proposed pathophysiology, alternative treatments for acute-onset OCD have been introduced, including antibiotics and immunomodulatory interventions. However, the literature on treatment of PANDAS is diverse, and clinical consensus regarding optimal treatment strategy is lacking...
March 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302747/cytokine-chemokine-and-bdnf-levels-in-medication-free-pediatric-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Rukiye Çolak Sivri, Ayhan Bilgiç, İbrahim Kılınç
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the serum levels of IL-12, IL-17, TGFβ, TNF-alpha, sTNFR1, sTNFR2, IL-1β, CCL3, CCL24, CXCL8, and BDNF are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in medication-free children. A total of 44 (22 boys/22 girls) medication-free children with OCD and 40 (23 boys/17 girls) healthy controls were included in this study. The severity of the OCD symptoms were assessed by the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale and the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory...
January 4, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287236/moderators-and-predictors-of-response-to-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Cynthia Turner, Beth O'Gorman, Archana Nair, Richard O'Kearney
We report a systematic review of moderators of CBT efficacy for pediatric OCD relative to other treatments. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched for RCTs reporting on effect moderation for CBT outcomes. Five studies (N = 365) examined 17 variables with three significant moderators identified. Compared to pill-placebo, CBT monotherapy was not effective for children with a family history of OCD but was for those without a family history. For children with a family history, CBT plus sertraline efficacy was attenuated but remained significant...
December 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284508/inflammatory-dysregulation-of-monocytes-in-pediatric-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Natalia Rodríguez, Astrid Morer, E Azucena González-Navarro, Carles Serra-Pages, Daniel Boloc, Teresa Torres, Susana García-Cerro, Sergi Mas, Patricia Gassó, Luisa Lázaro
BACKGROUND: Although the exact etiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is unknown, there is growing evidence of a role for immune dysregulation in the pathophysiology of the disease, especially in the innate immune system including the microglia. To test this hypothesis, we studied inflammatory markers in monocytes from pediatric patients with OCD and from healthy controls. METHODS: We determined the percentages of total monocytes, CD16+ monocytes, and classical (CD14highCD16-), intermediate (CD14highCD16low), and non-classical (CD14lowCD16high) monocyte subsets in 102 patients with early-onset OCD and in 47 healthy controls...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233751/differential-binding-of-antibodies-in-pandas-patients-to-cholinergic-interneurons-in-the-striatum
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Luciana Frick, Maximiliano Rapanelli, Kantiya Jindachomthong, Paul Grant, James F Leckman, Susan Swedo, Kyle Williams, Christopher Pittenger
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus, or PANDAS, is a syndrome of acute childhood onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in the aftermath of an infection with Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS). Its pathophysiology remains unclear. PANDAS has been proposed to result from cross-reactivity of antibodies raised against GABHS with brain antigens, but the targets of these antibodies are unclear and may be heterogeneous. We developed an in vivo assay in mice to characterize the cellular targets of antibodies in serum from individuals with PANDAS...
December 9, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228982/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-manic-state-with-mixed-and-psychotic-features-in-a-teenager-with-bipolar-disorder-and-comorbid-episodic-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-case-report
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Olof Rask, Klara Suneson, Eva Holmström, Beata Bäckström, Björn Axel Johansson
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder is common in adolescence. Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms may be episodic and secondary to alterations in mood, and display specific features. Management of pediatric bipolar disorder-obsessive-compulsive disorder is challenging, as pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder may induce or exacerbate manic episodes and there is limited evidence of treatment efficacy. Electroconvulsive therapy is sparsely used in children and adolescents, but is documented to be a safe and efficacious intervention in adults with bipolar disorder...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179016/group-family-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-global-outcomes-and-predictors-of-improvement
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Robert R Selles, Laura Belschner, Juliana Negreiros, Sarah Lin, David Schuberth, Katherine McKenney, Noel Gregorowski, Annie Simpson, Andrea Bliss, S Evelyn Stewart
This open, uncontrolled study examined the efficacy of a group family-based cognitive behavioral therapy (GF-CBT) protocol in treating pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and explored predictors of symptom improvement. Eighty-five OCD-affected youth aged 8-18 years (M = 13.9 years, SD = 2.49; 46% male) and their parent(s) participated in a weekly, 12-session GF-CBT program. Data from multiple perspectives were gathered at the beginning and end of treatment, as well as at one-month follow-up. A broad range of assessment measures were utilized to capture clinically-relevant domains and a number of potential predictor variables were explored...
November 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173737/targeted-family-intervention-for-complex-cases-of-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tara S Peris, Michelle S Rozenman, Catherine A Sugar, James T McCracken, John Piacentini
OBJECTIVE: Although evidence-based treatments for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) exist, many youth fail to respond, and interventions tailored to the needs of specific subsets of patients are lacking. This study examines the efficacy of a family intervention module designed for cases of OCD complicated by poor family functioning. METHOD: Participants were 62 youngsters aged 8 to 17 years (mean age = 12.71 years; 57% male; 65% white) with a primary diagnosis of OCD and at least 2 indicators of poor family functioning...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119912/the-glutamate-and-the-immune-systems-new-targets-for-the-pharmacological-treatment-of-ocd
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Donatella Marazziti, Umberto Albert, Federico Mucci, Armando Piccinni
BACKGROUND: In the last decades the pharmacological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been significantly promoted by the effectiveness of selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the subsequent development of the 5-HT hypothesis of OCD. However, since a large majority of patients (between 40% and 60 %) do not respond to SSRIs or strategies based on the modulation of the 5-HT system, it is now essential to search for other possible therapeutic targets...
November 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119300/longitudinal-outcomes-of-children-with-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorder-associated-with-streptococcal-infections-pandas
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Jill Leon, Rebecca Hommer, Paul Grant, Cristan Farmer, Precilla D'Souza, Riley Kessler, Kyle Williams, James F Leckman, Susan Swedo
Little is known about the natural history of children with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS). This study prospectively followed 33 children with PANDAS for up to 4.8 years (mean 3.3 ± 0.7 years) after enrollment in a 24-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) (N = 35). Fourteen of eighteen children randomized to placebo received open label IVIG 6 weeks after the blinded infusion, so follow-up results reported below largely reflect outcomes in a population of children who received at least one dose of IVIG...
November 8, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112476/cross-sectional-evaluation-of-plasma-vitamin-d-levels-in-a-large-cohort-of-italian-patients-with-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections
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Stefano Stagi, Gemma Lepri, Donato Rigante, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Fernanda Falcini
BACKGROUND: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are immune-mediated diseases characterized by obsessive-compulsive symptoms and/or tics triggered by group A Streptococcus infections. Despite the well-known action of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] on different conditions driven by systemic inflammation, there are no data about the 25(OH)D status in patients with PANDAS. AIMS: To evaluate plasma 25(OH)D levels in a large cohort of children and adolescents with PANDAS and comparing the results with healthy controls...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102815/combining-genetic-and-epigenetic-parameters-of-the-serotonin-transporter-gene-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Edna Grünblatt, Zoya Marinova, Alexander Roth, Elena Gardini, Juliane Ball, Julia Geissler, Tomasz K Wojdacz, Marcel Romanos, Susanne Walitza
While genetic variants have been reported to be associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the small effect sizes suggest that epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation may also be relevant. The serotonin transporter (SLC6A4) gene has been extensively investigated in relation to OCD, since serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the pharmacological treatment of choice for the disorder. The current study set three questions: Firstly, whether the high expressing loci of the SLC6A4 polymorphisms, 5-HTTLPR + rs25531, rs25532 and rs16965628 are associated with family-based (n = 164 trios) and case-control OCD (n = 186, 152, respectively)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096776/one-year-outcome-for-responders-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Davíð R M A Højgaard, Katja A Hybel, Tord Ivarsson, Gudmundur Skarphedinsson, Judith Becker Nissen, Bernhard Weidle, Karin Melin, Nor Christian Torp, Robert Valderhaug, Kitty Dahl, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Scott Compton, Sanne Jensen, Fabian Lenhard, Per Hove Thomsen
OBJECTIVE: This study describes 1-year treatment outcomes from a large sample of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) responders, investigates age as a possible moderator of these treatment outcomes, and evaluates clinical relapse at the 1-year follow-up. METHOD: This study is the planned follow-up to the Nordic Long-term OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder] Treatment Study (NordLOTS), which included 177 children and adolescents who were rated as treatment responders following CBT for OCD...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096772/enduring-effects-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-the-nordic-experience
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EDITORIAL
Daniel A Geller
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November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045303/riluzole-serum-concentration-in-pediatric-patients-treated-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Paul Grant, Cristan Farmer, Jane Song, Timothy Kish, Susan Swedo
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The goals of this study were to determine whether pediatric serum concentration of riluzole is similar to that observed in adults and to determine whether riluzole serum concentration is associated with adverse effects or efficacy in children and adolescents with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. METHODS/PROCEDURES: Data were drawn from previously published studies: 1 open-label trial and 1 randomized controlled trial with an open-label extension phase...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031217/quality-of-life-and-burden-in-caregivers-of-youth-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-presenting-for-intensive-treatment
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Monica S Wu, Rebecca Hamblin, Joshua Nadeau, Jessica Simmons, Ashley Smith, Meredith Wilson, Stephanie Eken, Brent Small, Vicky Phares, Eric A Storch
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with deleterious familial effects; caregivers are often enmeshed in the disorder and can experience considerable burden and decreased quality of life (QoL). Consequently, this study examined burden and QoL in caregivers of youth with OCD enrolled in an intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization program. METHOD: The relationships between caregiver QoL and burden and the following variables were investigated: OCD symptom severity, functioning (youth functional impairment, general family functioning), family (family accommodation, parental relationship satisfaction, positive aspects of caregiving), and comorbid psychopathology (caregiver anxiety and depressive symptoms, youth internalizing and externalizing behaviors)...
August 30, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990850/the-relationship-between-toxoplasma-gondii-igg-antibodies-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-a-new-approach
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İsmail Akaltun, Soner Sertan Kara, Tayfun Kara
AIM: Toxoplasma gondii may play a role in the development of psychiatric diseases by affecting the brain. The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between serum toxoplasma IgG positivity and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in children and adolescents. METHOD: Sixty patients diagnosed with OCD and 60 patients with GAD presenting to the pediatric psychiatry clinic, together with 60 control group subjects with no psychiatric diagnosis, were included in the study...
October 9, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956620/monotherapy-insufficient-in-severe-anxiety-predictors-and-moderators-in-the-child-adolescent-anxiety-multimodal-study
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Jerome H Taylor, Eli R Lebowitz, Ewgeni Jakubovski, Catherine G Coughlin, Wendy K Silverman, Michael H Bloch
This secondary analysis of the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS) used baseline patient characteristics to identify prognostic subgroups of children based on likelihood of remission. We also investigated predictors and moderators of outcome. CAMS randomized 488 youths with generalized, social, and separation anxiety disorders to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), sertraline, both, or pill placebo. Outcomes were Week 12 child, parent, and independent evaluator (IE) ratings of child anxiety. We used receiver operating characteristics analysis and stepwise regression to identify predictors and moderators of outcome...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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