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February 16, 2004


CONTACT: Andrea Brown, 312-4416


FREE SCREENINGS OFFERED FOR STRESS, ANXIETY

    OSWEGO – Mental health professionals from the Counseling Services Center at SUNY Oswego will offer local residents the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety and to participate in a free screening as part of the National Anxiety Screening Disorders Week on Wednesday, March 3. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the formal lounge of Hewitt Union.

    Participants will be able to learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments of stress and anxiety through videos, slides and educational materials. Individuals can complete an anonymous written screening test for anxiety and discuss the results with a mental health professional.

    They will also have an opportunity to experience a 10-minute mini-massage. Two licensed massage therapists, Sue Parisian and RoseMarie Cerklewich, will be available at the screening site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Anxiety disorders, which afflict an estimated 23 million Americans, include panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. There are many options for treating anxiety.

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