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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 101

Presented by Dr. Rob Zambrano

October 19, 2022 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This presentation will cover the basics regarding what is (and is not!) OCD.  We will review effective treatment options and discuss the importance of not giving in to compulsion. We will also cover how to cope with the distress that OCD can cause the individual struggling with the disorder

Webinar Objectives:

  • The attendee will be able to know what is and is not OCD
  • The attendee will understand the mechanisms that maintain OCD
  • The attendee will understand what are effective treatment options and how they work
  • The attendee will have strategies for coping with the distress that can come from not engaging in compulsive behavior

Dr. Zambrano is a Clinical Director at Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey. He also sits on the Board of Directors for OCD New Jersey. He earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.

Treatment Approaches to Help Manage Bothersome Tics

Presented by Dr. Peter Morrison

November 16, 2022 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This webinar will focus on both the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to bothersome tics, including painful tics. This will include an evidence-based review of Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention For Tics (CBIT), medications (Guanfacine, Topamax, dopamine antagonists), and considerations for botulinum toxin injections for specific tics.

Webinar Objectives:
1. Describe the phenomenology of tics.
2. Outline the range of effective management and treatment strategies for patients with bothersome tics, including both medication and non-medication approaches.

Dr. Peter Morrison, DO, received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He completed his medical internship, neurology residency, and clinical movement disorder fellowship at the University of Rochester. He joined their department of neurology faculty in 2017, specializing in the care of patients with movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, Huntington’s Disease, Dystonia, and Ataxia. Dr. Morrison also has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of children and adults with Tourette Syndrome and other Chronic Tic Disorders, for which he is the Co-Director of the Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester.

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