Susan Swedo is a a doctor with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She and others at the NIH in the early 1990s discovered that some children presented with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and TIC disorders following a streptococcus infection, and that the strep. antibodies was the cause of child’s disabling illness. Swedo's research challenged what paediatricians and Psychiatrists had thought was a psychiatric illness. The condition was called Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)
Influential neurologists and others have publicly ridiculed Swedo and resisted to even look at the evidence of her PANDAS theory, creating controversy over diagnoses and treatment. This has resulted in confusion and apathy in the entire paediatric-care industry that doesn’t know what to do. Meanwhile the children and families suffer.
“My Kid is Not Crazy,” a film by Tim Sorel, tracks the journey of six children and their families as they become tangled in the nightmare of a medical system heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. Here it’s common for a caregiver to prescribe a young child with a Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) but hesitate to prescribe an antibiotic to counteract a potential infectious-based trigger. For some of these kids, what happens after several years is shocking and sad.
To watch the full Documentary go to https://mykidisnotcrazy.com/watch-2/