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Brain Under Attack Book Offers Hope and Education

Epidemic Answers’ new book, Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis, is a must-read for parents of children with symptoms and diagnoses such as OCD, Lyme disease, excessive anxiety, tics, developmental regression, seizures and so many other challenges. Parents of children with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities may also benefit from reading the book, as many children with these disorders may also have PANS. The authors are Beth Lambert, MA, and Maria Rickert Hong.

PANS, or pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, is also known as autoimmune encephalitis. It can include infections that cross the blood-brain barrier, including Group A Streptococcus; Lyme disease and its co-infections; Mycoplasma pneumonia; and varicella, influenza, Epstein-Barr and herpes simplex viruses. In Brain Under Attack, you’ll read about why these infections are crossing the blood-brain barrier, and common Western medical and integrative approaches to PANS. The book includes interviews with practitioners of all types, and parents who have restored the health of their children with PANS. 

Rickert Hong is a former Wall Street equity research analyst who is now a certified holistic health counselor. A former healthcare consultant and teacher, Lambert is the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children.

If you are a practitioner and wish to buy the book in multiples of 20, Epidemic Answers is offering the book at a 40 percent discount off the book’s list price, exclusive of shipping. Practitioners of children with these conditions may find the book helpful to help educate parents about their children’s condition.

For more information or to purchase a copy, visit

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