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"My Kid Is Not Crazy" - Award Winning Film Screening with Panel Discussion

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Cardel Theatre

180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.

Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3

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"My Kid is Not Crazy" Trailer (3:43 min)

According to the NIMH, as many as 1 in 200 children in the US may suffer from PANDAS/PANS, a post infectious autoimmune encephalitis caused by streptococcus. Many of these children are misdiagnosed and mislabeled as having psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Anorexia, OCD, Depression, Separation Anxiety and loss of cognitive skills are some of the symptoms that are never associated with an infection, especially something so common as streptococcus.

Emmy nominated director Tim Sorel, tracks the journey of six children and their families as they become tangled in the nightmare of a medical system where there is fierce disagreement about how to help these children. It also tells the struggle of Dr Susan Swedo who linked strep to these debilitating mental health conditions.



Schedule:

6:30-7pm Doors Open/Registration

7-8:30pm Movie Screening

8:35-8:40pm PANDAS Testimonial: Carla Montgomery

8:45-9:15pm Panel Discussion

Dr Marvin Fritzler MD, Calgary (Director, Researcher at Mitogen Labs - autoimmune research facility; Professor, Cumming School of Medicine)

Dr Meghan Haggarty ND, Calgary (Specialist in PANDAS/PANS)

Diana Pohlman, California (Founder, Executive Director of PANDAS Network)

9:15-9:30pm

Photo/Video (15 min): Canadian PANDAS children

9:30pm-10pm Networking



Young children are not permitted. The movie is not rated.



"MY KID IS NOT CRAZY IS THE CINEMATIC, PEDIATRIC EQUIVALENT OF BRAIN ON FIRE-MEETS-INFECTIOUS MADNESS. A FILM THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT MENTAL ILLNESS FOREVER." -- CHICAGO NOW

"My Kid is Not Crazy" Film Review

Director Tim Sorel talks about the making of the film.

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180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.

Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3

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