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Distributed November 25, 1998
Contact: Kristen Lans

Mental health presentations are open to the public

Research symposium on weight loss, alcoholism, obsessive compulsives

Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior will hold its third annual research symposium Dec. 1 from 1-5:15 p.m. at Butler Hospital. The half-hour presentations are free and open to the public.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Weight loss, alcoholism and childhood obsessive compulsive disorder are topics that will be discussed by Brown University School of Medicine faculty on Dec. 1 from 1-5:15 p.m. at Butler Hospital's Ray Conference Center, 345 Blackstone Blvd. This third annual research symposium is sponsored by Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. It is free and open to the public.

At 2 p.m., Enoch Gordis, M.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will deliver the keynote address about advances in research on alcoholism. The institute is the principal federal agency for research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcohol-related problems.

Faculty presenters and their topics include Henrietta Leonard, M.D., who will discuss a factor that may trigger childhood obsessive compulsive disorder; Rena Wing, Ph.D., who will discuss effective ways to maintain weight loss; and Richard Longabaugh, Ed.D., who will talk about the role of social support in treating alcoholism. Additional research by faculty, residents, interns and postdoctoral fellows will be showcased on posters.

The presentation schedule