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Free Information Session: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

New Britain [January 10 2007] - Do you worry too much? Stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming and interferes with daily life. Constant worry and stress can be a sign of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Research Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering a free information session for Generalized Anxiety Disorder on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1-5 p.m at the Hosital’s Bradley Memorial Campus.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million people, or 18 percent, of the adult population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), worry excessively, often experiencing physical tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke their worries. They “fear the worst” and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes.
If you or a family member are experiencing signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, stop in and learn about options to help you cope with your worries and stress.
A similar session held at the New Britain General campus last November drew more than 50 people. Staff with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health provided participants with information about generalized anxiety disorder and clinical trials under way at the hospital’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Research Center.
The Center is also conducting clinical trials for schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder and bipolar mania. For all studies, medication is free and patients receive trial-related medical care at no cost. In addition, patients are compensated with gift certificates for their time and effort. For information on participating, call toll free, 1-877-790-1926.
The information session will take place at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial campus, conference room A, on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, please call Alison Oville, psychiatry research manager, at 860-224-5597.

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