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Community Event - Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Thursday, January 16, 2020 
6:30-8:00 PM
Mill Springs Academy

Middle School Great Room
13660 New Providence Road Alpharetta, GA 30004

While occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, students who learn and think differently may experience more frequent heightened anxiety. This session on anxiety will focus on understanding what exactly anxiety is, how it manifests itself, and finally, delve into specific ways to manage anxiety.

Our presenter, Dr. Jagan Chilakamarri, is a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist with nearly 25 years of experience in treating children, adolescents, and teens with anxiety. Dr. Chilakamarri is the medical director at the Atlanta Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Chilakamarri trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at St. Louis University in St. Louis and did his Adult Psychiatry Training at Yale University. He did his NIMH Sponsored fellowship in Autism and developmental disabilities at Yale Child Study Center under Dr. James Leckman and Fred Volkmar. He later worked as a faculty at Yale and then at Emory prior to establishing his own practice. In addition to his private practice, he also provides expert consultations. He jointly runs a complex movement disorders and Tourette syndrome clinic with Dr. Jorge Juncos at Emory and works as a co-director for the TAA excellence center. His current interests include - performing the deep transcranial magnetic stimulation for OCD, anxiety, depression, and other indications for kids and adults. He is also involved in clinical trials for medications for children. 

Attendees are invited to stay after the presentation to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with the presenter and representatives from host school Mill Springs Academy. 

Outreach events such as this provide opportunities for individuals to connect in person with parents, educators, and others interested in learning and engaging in discussions about anxiety and related topics.


 

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