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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Free Screenings for Anxiety
Fairleigh Dickinson University Hosts National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day on May 2
Teaneck, NJ (April 16, 2001) ó Do you find yourself worrying all the time, being afraid in social situations, having difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, or getting headaches for no reason? If so, you may be suffering from an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. Every year, over 38 million Americans suffer from anxiety and depression. These medical illnesses affect people of all races, ages and economic backgrounds. Entertainers such as Naomi Judd, Donny Osmond and Kim Bassinger have known the suffering that anxiety and depression can bring and they have also experienced the benefits of effective treatment.
Sometimes symptoms of anxiety and depression will be mistaken for another medical illness and sometimes people donít know enough about anxiety and depressive disorders to put a name to the symptoms they experience. National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day is a program for individuals to get answers.
To help individuals learn about anxiety disorders, their symptoms and effective treatments, the Child and Adult Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Fairleigh Dickinson University, will hold a FREE program and screening as part of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day. The free program will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 at the Universityís Center for Psychological Services, 131 Temple Avenue, Hackensack.
The program includes viewing a video, receiving information about anxiety disorders and depression, completing a screening questionnaire, a confidential meeting with a mental health professional, and receiving a referral if necessary.
No appointment or registration is necessary. Interested individuals are invited to "drop in" during the screening hours. For additional information visit freedomfromfear.org or www.fdu.edu/webresources/cps or call the director of the FDU Anxiety Clinic, Dr. Andrew Eisen at 201. 692.2593.