Has your child suddenly developed OCD, tics, ADHD, anxiety, anorexia, or other difficult behaviors?
Sometimes the explanation for this sudden and severe onset may be as simple as a strep infection.
Beth Alison Maloney is a lawyer and national advocate for the recognition and treatment of PANDAS/PANS: infection triggered mental illness. An accomplished and much loved attorney, she is the author of the groundbreaking Saving Sammy (an Amazon Kindle best seller) and of Childhood Interrupted, the only resource guide about the disorder. Her efforts have brought recognition of PANDAS/PANS to the forefront and saved countless thousands of children. In 2015, she was named by the Wall Street Journal in “5 Things to Know About PANS.” Harnessing her skills and contacts from working in the entertainment industry, she has successfully landed scores of television appearances, articles, broadcast interviews, and speaking engagements worldwide to bring attention to the disorder. Her legal experience includes serving as VP of Legal Affairs for a major motion picture studio, handling The Tonight Show, and representing celebrities and athletes. Ms. Maloney is a passionate advocate, who fights for her clients and believes in the power of the press. She has used her skills to cause states and hospitals to release misdiagnosed PANDAS children from locked psych wards, as well as return other children to their parents when unfairly accused of medical related abuse due to the failure of physicians to accurately diagnose. She has brought key stories to the media, including the exposé about the collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families to have the state take custody of children from their parents over medical disagreements; that story was featured in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show and served as the backdrop for a New York Times opinion piece and a UC Davis Law Review article. When children have complex medical conditions, Ms. Maloney has consulted on private custody disputes and represented families in school matters. She has gained national recognition as an attorney in “medical kidnapping” cases, a term commonly used to describe when the courts unfairly remove the custody of children from their parents due to medical disagreements between physicians and parents.Full Bio