Strong Offers Free Anxiety Screenings

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day Will Help People Get Treatment

May 02, 2003

The University of Rochester Medical Center s Strong Behavioral Health Department will join hundreds of institutions across the country in sponsoring National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day. The free screening and information session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Grand Rounds Room (#1-9041) at Strong Behavioral Health (Strong Memorial Hospital), 300 Crittenden Blvd.

A presentation on anxiety disorders, a video and a Q&A session will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Screenings with health-care professionals will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More than 35 million Americans suffer from anxiety (panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.) Anxiety does not discriminate, afflicting people of all races, ages and economic backgrounds.

Strong Behavioral Health s free screening is open to the entire community. It s designed to help people learn more about anxiety disorders, symptoms, and effective treatments. People who attend can hear an educational presentation on anxiety disorders, complete a screening questionnaire and meet one-on-one with health care professionals. Those who show symptoms of an anxiety disorder will be offered a list of local resources available for additional evaluation.

Strong Behavioral Health encourages primary care physicians, guidance counselors, athletic directors, residence hall staff and anyone else to direct individuals who think they may suffer from an anxiety disorder to this screening session.

All screenings are free and confidential. For more information, or to reserve a screening session anonymously, people can call 275-3565. Seating is limited, so calling to reserve a spot is encouraged.

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