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 the national attorney advocate for the recognition and treatment of PANDAS/PANS. She is the author of the groundbreaking Saving Sammy and of Childhood Interrupted, the only resource guide about the disorder. She was named by the Wall Street Journal in “5 Things to Know About PANS.” With scores of television appearances, articles, broadcast interviews, and speaking engagements worldwide, her work as a catalyst for change in this area of medicine is inspiring. Ms. Maloney consults regularly as a patient and mental health advocate. Her legal experience includes serving as VP of Legal Affairs for Orion Pictures and representing celebrities and athletes including Johnny Carson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O’Neal. Ms. Maloney is a formidable advocate. She has used her legal skills to cause the state 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. She has brought a number of key stories to the media, including the exposé about Boston Children’s Hospital and the Mass. Department of Children and Families that was featured in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Fox News, and The Glenn Beck Show. Ms. Maloney has gained national recognition as a legal expert in “medical kidnappings,” a term commonly used to describe when children are unfairly removed from their parents custody by the state due to medical conditions over which physicians and parents disagree.Full Bio