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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Don't Try Harder, Try Different: A Stress Management Approach for OCD

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People with OCD often keep on trying to do things over and over to get better, but still feel the same day in and day out. "Don't Try Harder, Try Different" attempts to help individuals come up with new ways of coping with the stressors in their daily lives. Knowing that general stress levels can have a major impact on OCD, doing some basic stress management techniques can have an impact on your day to day life with OCD. There will be plenty of tips, examples, humor, fun, and exercises that you can learn and utilize to help you to deal with stress so that you can hopefully have a clearer path toward challenging your OCD everyday.

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Patrick McGrath, PhD

Clinical Director, Center for Anxiety and OCD, AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the future Director of the AMITA Health Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center opening in the summer of 2017. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Conference Planning Committee of IOCDF, as well as the President of OCD... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Salon III, 7th Floor