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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children and Adolescents

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Paul Arnold, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Director, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Translational Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Adjunct Scientist, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology

Session is FREE of charge. Parking fees may apply. Limited child care available, call: (403) 955-2500

Tuesday November 7, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Sign in: 10:45 am Alberta Children’s Hospital Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor) 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW


OCD occurs in 1 to 2% of the population and symptoms most often emerge in childhood or adolescence. OCD can cause considerable dysfunction at home and at school, yet is frequently under-diagnosed and under-treated. At Alberta Children’s Hospital we have developed a multi-disciplinary program which provides evidence-based and family-centred care. In this presentation you will learn about:  How to recognize symptoms of OCD and distinguish it from other common childhood disorders  Evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication, and  New research into better understanding causes and treatments of OCD