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April 1, 2003



WHO: Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program, Emory University School of Medicine

WHAT: Seminar: "Stop Obsessing: Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"

WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2003

WHERE: White Hall, Room 208, 480 Kilgo Street, Emory University Campus

WHY: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder caused by insufficient levels of serotonin in the brain. The symptoms include persistent, irrational and distressing intrusive thoughts that interfere with normal functioning, and compulsions or rituals performed repeatedly to reduce anxiety.

OCD affects almost 3% of the world's population and is a major worldwide health problem. Much has been learned in the past two decades about the treatment of OCD. At this free educational seminar Dr. Rothbaum, Emory clinical psychologist and researcher, will explain one of the most effective treatment options for OCD. Philip Ninan, MD, director of Emory's Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, will follow with questions from the audience.

For more information please call 404/712-MOOD.

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