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My Kid Is Not Crazy Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

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Staten Island University Hospital Regina McGinn Educational Center - adjacent to main building

475 Seaview Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10305

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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.

Also a Discussion with the films director, Tim Sorel


Moderators: Dr Ginny Mantello - Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Health and Wellness Director

Fern Zagor - CEO, Staten Island Mental Health Society

Special Guest: Dr Susan Swedo- Sr Investigator, Neuroscience Branch, NIMH

Panelist: Dritan Agalliu, Phd- Departments of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center

Dr Michael Gabriel - Staten Island Pediatrican who treats PANDAS

Dr Susan Schulman - Pediatrican PANDAS Expert

Dr Rosario Trifiletti - Neurologist, PANDAS Expert at the PANDAS/PANS Institute

Tim Sorel - Director, My Kid Is Not Crazy

Schedule:

5-6pm Registration/Networking and Light Meal

6-7:30pm Movie Screening and Commentary from the movie's director, Tim Sorel

7:30-7:45 pm Coffee Break

7:45pm - 9pm Panel Discussion

Children are not permitted. The movie is not rated.
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Staten Island University Hospital Regina McGinn Educational Center - adjacent to main building

475 Seaview Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10305

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