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March 16, 2012

Health Beat: Dr. Dan examines depression disorders

Dr. Dan's Natural Healing Center will host a discussion on "Depression & Anxiety Alternatives to SSRIs" on Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 171 High St.

Depression disorders affect approximately 19 million American adults each year. The standard treatment for depression and anxiety are SSRIs. Dr. Dan Eyink will explore the role that nutrition plays in bouts of depression and anxiety.

Call 978-462-0023 or email info@drdansnaturalhealing.com to register. The talk is free. Visit drdansnaturalhealing.com for more information.

Transition series planned for students with disabilities

The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport and local Parent Advisory Councils of Amesbury, Georgetown, Newburyport, Pentucket and Triton will jointly sponsor a four-part series of workshops, beginning Tuesday at Newburyport High School.

"Transition to Adulthood" is for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is important for parents and professionals who support them to understand the federal and state laws that guide this process.

At the first meeting, speakers will discuss transition planning with your IEP Team, the role and eligibility process for Department of Developmental Services and Mass Rehabilitation Commission services, options for living and working after school, and resources for legal and financial planning.

The workshops are free. Registration is required. Contact Kerry Mahoney at Kerry.Mahoney@TheArcofGHN.Org or 978-373-0552, ext. 201, for more information.

Alzheimer's caregivers workshop Thursday

The Alzheimer's Association will present a workshop on understanding the behavior of those with Alzheimer's on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Newburyport Council on Aging, 40 Water St., Newburyport.

The workshop will provide education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Their actions or behavior may be telling you something. Learn to understand the message and make changes to help prevent outbursts and arguments.

It is free and open to public. Registration is required. Call 800-272-3900 for more information or to register.

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