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The OCD Brain – An Interactive Event

October 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Please join OCD Massachusetts celebrate OCD Awareness Week on October 19th from 4 – 6:30 PM at McLean Hospital in Pierce Hall.

Dr. Stephanie Maddox, Assistant Neuroscientist in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory and Director of Brains Matter, will be presenting on how changes in the brain contribute to the symptoms seen in OCD and other anxiety-disorders. She will also share the impact that current treatments for OCD can have on changing the brain and how individuals can play a part in guiding their own recovery at even the biological, brain-based level. All are welcome to participate in the opportunity to interact with human brain specimen provided by the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center.

Sean Shinnock, Director of OCD Massachusetts, Inc., advocate, public speaker, artist, “Draw Your Monster ” founder and advocacy coordinator at McLean Hospital, will be presenting on his personal journey with OCD and expanding upon hope and resilience in the face of fear. After Sean’s presentation, all are welcome to participate in his project “Draw Your Monster” which challenges you to change your perspective on what scares you!

Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to sharing this day with you!

This event is brought to you by OCD Massachusetts, the International OCD Foundation and McLean Hopsital.


October 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT


OCD Massachusetts
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McLean Hospital – Pierce Hall
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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