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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 Care.

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