OCD, Tourette’s, ADHD, tics, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, hair pulling, bedwetting, changes in handwriting, mood swings, sleep disturbance, and a host of other behaviors are often the symptoms of an infection that has been overlooked. The correct diagnosis may be PANDAS or PANS. This book explains, calmly and clearly, how infections can trigger mental health disorders and what to do about it. National medical experts explain how they might help your child. Step by step, you will learn how to best advocate for your child and successfully navigate the complexities you will face. Comprehensive guidance is offered on treatment alternatives, choosing and working with doctors, addressing your child’s unique nutritional needs, achieving the right personal supports, and obtaining an education for your child during this difficult time. Compelling personal stories and questions from parents, along with insights from the experts, are woven throughout the chapters. For parents who feel as if their world has been turned upside down, Childhood Interrupted offers balance and a steady roadmap for recovery. For providers wondering how to treat, Childhood Interrupted offers a wealth of information not available elsewhere, including an appendix containing the full text of interviews with experts who treat the disorder.