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Release: Sept. 4, 2002
Community invited to seminar on anxiety
Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts
discuss some of the many forms of anxiety at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at
the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Coralville.
Donald W. Black, M.D., and Catherine Woodman, M.D., both of UI Behavioral
Health, will present "Managing Your Anxiety." This free community
program is part of the Health For Your Lifetime series presented by UI Health
Restlessness, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, irritability
and fatigue are all signs of anxiety. Anxiety disorders are serious medical
illnesses that affect more than 19 million American adults.
Everybody feels a bit of anxiety from time to time, but a clinical anxiety
disorder is a different matter. These disorders are chronic, relentless, and
can grow progressively worse if not treated. But there is help.
This presentation will include an overview and discussion of:
-- Generalized anxiety disorder
-- Social anxiety
-- Panic disorder
-- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
-- Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety condition
The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Pre-registration
for this program is encouraged. For more information, or to register, call
UI Health Access at 384-8442 or toll-free at 1-800-777-8442.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com