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Los Angeles, CA — Renewed Freedom Foundation for Rapid Anxiety & OCD Relief OCD Genetics Research & Registration Fair
October 25, 2015 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
USC-Keck School of Medicine OCD & Related Disorders Genetic Study, The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has launched a major study to identify the genetic causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders. Participation involves completion of an interview along with the a one time donation of a small blood sample.
WHO? Anyone ages 7 and up with symptoms or a diagnosis of OCD and related disorders are welcomed to participate.
WHEN? RSVP by Oct 16th, 2015. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 268-1888
WHY? Research has shown that genes can make some people more likely than others to develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders (Hoarding Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hair Pulling Disorder/Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking Disorder/Excoriation Disorder). Teams of researchers at the University of Southern California and other collaborating research sites are trying to find these genes. Once these genes are identified, new and improved treatments may be developed.
Presenters associated with the event include Dr. Barbara Van Noppen — “The Role of the Family in OCD” & Dr. Jenny C. Yip — “Pediatric OCD: Treatment & Effects on School”