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CONTACT: ANGIE KUTZNER
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clincs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-7124

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UIHC sponsors seminar on today's behavioral health issues and therapies

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Members of the community are invited to a free seminar discussing behavioral health issues such as attention deficit disorder in children, substance abuse in adolescents, and depression in older adults. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 and is sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) as part of its centennial celebration.

Health for Your Lifetime: Caught in Middle: Stress and the '90s is the third in a series of educational seminars planned this year. The free session is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 1220 First Ave, Coralville.

The seminar will feature three University of Iowa physicians: Gary Gaffney, M.D., Jill Liesveld, M.D., and Robert Robinson, M.D., Ph.D.

Gaffney, associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in the department of psychiatry, will focus on the basic symptoms of attention deficit disorder and strategies for treatment.

Liesveld, director of chemical dependency services and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, will explain the problems associated with adolescent substance abuse.

Robinson, professor and head of the department of psychiatry, will discuss new discoveries that have been made in geriatric depression.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call (319) 384-9392.

4/30/98