Dr. Shana Doronn Kicks Off New Speaker Series

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Jeanne Ettelson, president of OCD Chicago, announced that Dr. Shana Doronn will be the first speaker at a new event series called OCD Live Forum.

Dr. Shanna Doronn, recently featured on TV’s OBSESSED program, will kick off a new series of talks hosted by OCD Chicago called OCD Live Forum. The speaker series is intended to educate OCD sufferers and their supporters about treatment options and the latest scientific advances in the field. Dr. Doronn will address “Ten Things You Need to Know About Successful Treatment of OCD and Anxiety.” The first OCD Live Forum will be held 7-9 PM on March 15, 2012 at Ann Sather, 909 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Admission is $10. People interested in attending can visit http://tinyurl.com/7pfepbj or call OCD Chicago at 773-661-9530 to register.

Dr. Doronn specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. Her treatment modality is Cognitive Behavior Therapy with an emphasis on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She treated patients on both seasons of A&E TV’s “OBSESSED” docuseries. Each episode explored the treatment progression of OCD sufferers as well as the adverse effects their disorder had on their friends and families. Prior to establishing a successful private practice in Barrington, Illinois, Dr. Doronn practiced psychology at the UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment program. She has practiced in the field of mental health since 1989. She joined the OCD Chicago Scientific Advisory Board in May 2011.

OCD Chicago, a well-known mental health organization, supports the informational and emotional needs of people with OCD, their families, educators, clergy, and the mental health professionals who treat them. OCD is a neurobiological disorder that affects individuals of all racial cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is characterized by intrusive thoughts and self doubt (known as obsessions) that cause the sufferer to repeatedly check or clean or engage in other unwanted behaviors (known as compulsions). Scientists are actively seeking new and better treatments for OCD. Current science considers OCD to be a treatable disorder, and most people receive significant relief with appropriate treatment.

For more information about OCD, visit OCD Chicago online at http://www.ocdchicago.org to get resources, personalstories from individuals with OCD, expert perspectives, and free, downloadable OCD Guides in English and Spanish for all age groups. For specific information on OCD in school, parents and educators may visit http://www.ocdeducationstation.org or call OCD Chicago at 773-661-9530 to speak with someone knowledgeable about OCD.


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