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Just Launched — ADAA 2019 Conference Online Program!
View the full online program to browse 160+ sessions. Explore your favorite sessions on anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders in children and adults. Check out special events, networking breaks, exhibit hours, CE credits available, and more! Brought to you by Rogers Behavioral Health.
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#ADAA2019 Session Spotlight
ADAA is very excited about our robust program of invited speakers and sessions at #ADAA2019. Here are two sessions that you won't want to miss!
5th Annual Clinical Practice Symposium: The Nuts and Bolts of Working with BDD, Rumination, and Suicidal Ideation — Friday, March 29, 8 - 10 a.m.
This year ADAA's annual clinical symposium will feature a panel of expert clinicians demonstrating key interventions with an adult client struggling with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), rumination, and suicidal ideation. Our panel of experts will demonstrate "hands on" interventions in a session when clients and therapist "get stuck" in the therapy room. Read more about the Clinical Practice Symposium here.
Presidential Invited Session: "If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy for Healing Racial Stress in Relationships" — Featuring Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, PhD
This special workshop will show participants how to address diversity related topics in a way that increases trust and engagement in racially stressful moments and encounters. The goal is for professionals to engage rather than avoid racial encounters while following the reasonable and ethical duties of their roles and responsibilities. Learn more about this session here.
Take Note: #ADAA2019 Ethics Sessions
Keynote: Potential Drugs of Abuse as Antidepressants and Anxiolytics: Pluses and Minuses
Thursday, March 28, 5:45 - 7 p.m., 1.5 credits
Presenter: Alan Schatzberg, MD
Effective and Ethical Exposure Strategies for Obsessive Fear of Bodily Fluids
Saturday, March 30, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., 2 credits
Presenters: Jon Hershfield, MA, LMFT, Patrick B. McGrath, PhD, Amy Jacobsen, PhD, and Ashley J. Smith, PhD
Do You Skype, Zoom, or VSee??: Ethical Telehealth with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Sunday, March 31, 8 - 9 a.m., 1 credit
Chair: Jill Emanuele, PhD
Discussant: Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD
Presenters: Jill Emanuele, PhD, Rachel Busman, PsyD, Jami M Furr, PhD, Nina Shiffrin, PhD, and Lisa Berghorst, PhD
Thank you to ADAA's Current #ADAA2019 Sponsors
Rogers Behavioral Health
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Houston OCD Program
Janssen Research and Development LLC
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Thank You to ADAA's Current #ADAA2019 Exhibitors
AMBIT Medical Professional Services
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
Barn Life Recovery
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Center for Hope of the Sierras
Chicago CBT Center
Footprints to Recovery
Houston OCD Program
Innovative Neurological Devices
Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Janssen Research and Development LLC
Mountain Valley Treatment Center
The OCD & Anxiety Center
The OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Renewed Freedom Center
Rogers Behavioral Health
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
For details on sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, please contact Gabby Oved at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-485-1031.
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME credits.
ADAA is excited to announce that we will now be offering CME and AWSB credits for professional webinars. For additional CE information, click here.
Upcoming Winter Webinars
Thursday, January 24, 2019 — Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Tamar Chanksy, PhD present: Empowering Families in the Face of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)
Eligible for 1 CE Hour
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Ruth Lippin, and Lynne Siqueland, PhD, and LCSW, JD present:
Collaborating with Pediatricians: Tools & Techniques to Enhance Relationships & Care Coordination with Pediatricians in your Community
Eligible for 1 CE Hour
Recent ADAA Recordings
Click here for a full listing of all on-demand webinars.
At Foundations, we follow patients using research-based interviews for a full year after treatment. This allows us to determine not only the immediate impact of treatment, but also the sustainability of results. In 2017, on average, 90% of all patients surveyed at discharge from an FRN residential facility would recommend the treatment center they attended to others. Learn more about our treatment methods and outcomes!
John R. Walker PhD, longtime ADAA member and contributor, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday Dec. 14, 2018. Dr. Walker, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba and former Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, was a pioneer in the development and dissemination of self-help and low-cost approaches to treating — and preventing — anxiety disorders and their complications in adults and children.
"I worked closely with John for four years while at St. Boniface Hospital and the University Manitoba in the early 1990’s, where I had the privilege of seeing the consummate clinician-researcher in action. John taught me so much not only about cognitive-behavioral approaches to treatment, but about the importance of the therapeutic relationship in all treatment endeavors. John was generous to a fault, with his time, with this energy, and with his enthusiasm. And he was at the same time a sterling example of life balance, spending time with his family, riding his bike to work (even in the snow), and in recent years, traveling with his wife Joannie. John contributed extraordinarily to ADAA throughout his professional career, giving talks at the annual meeting, mentoring young investigators who attended, and donating the proceeds of our book, "Triumph Over Shyness" to ADAA. He will be missed by many friends, professional colleagues, patients and, of course, his family."
- -Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH
"I started working with John as a junior graduate student, when he offered to assist me in recruiting individuals with panic disorder for my thesis research in the mid-1980s. He later became one part of the two-part dream-team of postdoctoral supervisors, the other part being Murray Stein, who I had the good fortune of working with and learning from. Together. John and Murray helped shape my future as a clinician and researcher. John was a collaborator one some of my earliest work and we continued to publish together through to last year. We frequently met at ADAA over the past three decades, often as part of the same session, and always to discuss the comings-and-goings of anxiety-related research happening in Winnipeg. As I know is the case for many many many others, I benefited immensely and immeasurably from my time with John. He was a truly unique person, combing genuine kindness, warmth, and gentleness with natural intelligence and curiosity that fueled his zest for knowledge, desire to help others, and passion for life. I am fortunate to have known him as a mentor and a friend and I will miss his warm smile on my visits to Winnipeg and at future ADAA meetings.”
--Gordon Asmundson, PhD
Ken Goodman, LCSW
"Prior to joining ADAA I wrote and produced several self-help audio programs including The Anxiety Solution Series, a 12-hour audio course, Stress Free, a compilation of six guided meditations, and The Personal Growth Series, a collection of seven hypnosis sessions. Although my practice in Los Angeles was focused on treating anxiety disorders and OCD, I did not know other therapists who shared the same specialty. Attending my first ADAA conference in 2013 changed that. The presentations from other experts filled the gaps in my knowledge and I met Kimberly Morrow, another LCSW. I joined her Membership Committee and we gave a presentation together two years later at the conference in Miami. Since then I have given talks at three other conferences, ran the Dine Around program for new conference attendees, and met many wonderful people who I now consider friends. The articles I wrote and the webinar I did for the ADAA website have not only reached thousands of people, they have generated several patients for my private practice. I recently completed writing Break Free from Anxiety and I am working on my next book. As member of ADAA's Public Education Committee, I plan on hosting upcoming webinars and writing more blogs for the ADAA website."
Read more ADAA Member Spotlights here.
ADAA is proud to showcase the cutting-edge research conducted by our members.
Meet the January 2019 Featured Lab
Chicago Lab of Emotion and Risk (CLEAR Lab) — Chicago, IL
About Chicago Lab of Emotion and Risk (CLEAR Lab)
The Chicago Lab of Emotion and Physiology was founded in 2005 by ADAA member Stewart Shankman at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Beginning in March of this year, the lab will move to the psychiatry department within Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine as the newly named CLEAR Lab (Chicago Lab of Emotion and Risk).
Learn more about the work of the CLEAR lab.
If you are interested in featuring your research lab, please download this flyer for more information or contact Astrid Masfar.
More Member News
Have you noticed any changes in your MyADAA community email notifications? Now your email notifications will include the ENTIRE messages in full for you to read. Want to respond without having to log in? Just click on on "Add Comment by Email" on the lower right side of each post. To create a new post or access the group pages separately, you will still need to log in. We hope this will make it much easier for you to collaborate. Don't forget to share your achievements, articles and publications! Login to the online community here.
How Do You Talk to Your Loved One Suffering with Depression?
by Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD
Welcome to Adulthood — Now What? — Understanding How Stress Impacts Your Mental Health
by Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD
Top 5 Strategies to Cultivating Your Mental Health
by Lindsay Israel, MD
New ADAA Member Webinar
Helping Your Perfectionistic Child
by Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Deborah Ledley, PhD
Have you been quoted in a recent news article/story? Please let us know so we can share your news with your ADAA colleagues and with our public community (here, through the website and via our social media platforms).
01/07/2019 How to Handle a Panic Attack at Work, U.S. News & World Report, Amy Przeworski, PhD
01/04/2019 Can Skype Help Seniors Beat the Blues?, U.S. News & World Report, Philip Muskin, MD
01/02/2019 Cleaning Influencers Swear That Housework Can Reduce Your Stress, Thrive Global, Reid Wilson, PhD
01/02/2019 To Feel Happier, We Have to Resolve to the Life We Evolved to Live, The Conversation, Arash Javanbakht, MD
12/30/2018 How Do I Deal With Nighttime Anxiety?, Tonic, Michelle Lozano, MFT
12/30/2018 10 New Year's Resolutions for Better Mental Health, WTOP-FM, Kathariya Mokrue, PhD and Patricia Thornton, PhD
December 2018 11 Interesting Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety Therapists Want You To Know About, Bustle, Helen Odessky, PsyD
December 2018 What Does Anxiety Look Like for You?, Future of Personal Health, Jonathan Alpert, MD and Simon Rego, PsyD
December 2018 PSP 099: Helping Kids with Harm OCD an Interview with Jon Hershfield, AnxiousToddlers.com, Jon Hershfield, MA, LMFT
12/26/2018 Through 'Bridge Symptoms' Social Anxiety can Develop Into Depression, and Vice Versa, Big Think, Marilyn Piccirillo, MA
12/24/2018 6 Ways to Manage Holiday Depression and Reinvigorate the Season, The Journal News, Simon Rego, PsyD
12/23/2018 How Can I Keep My Anxiety About One Thing From Affecting Other Things?, Tonic, Michelle Lozano, MFT
12/20/2018 Powerful Photos Show What Life With Depression Is Really Like, The Huffington Post, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
12/20/2018 The One Word You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety Or Depression, The Huffington Post, Elizabeth Duval, PhD and Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
12/19/2018 How to Stop Anxiety from Controlling Your Life, SethGillihan.com, Joel Minden, PhD
12/18/2018 How to Start Working Out When You Have Anxiety, Tonic, Kevin Chapman, PhD
12/18/2018 Palo Alto Health Sciences Obtains FDA-Clearance for Freespira in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PR Newswire, Michael Ostacher, MD
12/18/2018 How Do Anxiety and Depression Affect Physical Health?, Medical News Today, Andrea Niles, PhD
12/18/2018 The Rise of Anxiety Baking, The Atlantic.com, Philip Muskin, MD
12/14/2018 Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and OCD Linked to Inflammatory Dysregulation, Study Finds, PsyPost, Douglas Mennin, PhD, Megan Renna
Have you published a new book for the public or professionals? Please let us know so we can highlight your new publication here and on the ADAA website.
ADAA is also interested in highlighting our members' research. Please send us your recent research news for us to post and share.
Depression and Anxiety, the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, is available online at no charge to ADAA members. The journal welcomes original research and synthetic review articles covering neurobiology (genetics and neuroimaging), epidemiology, experimental psychopathology, and treatment (psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic) aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, and related phenomena in humans. Per the ISI Journal Citation Reports Rankings for 2017, the Depression and Anxiety impact factor is 5.043. The journal ranks 19 of 142 in psychiatry journals; 8 of 77 in psychology journals; 5 of 121 for psychology clinical journals, and 15 of 139 for psychiatry social science journals. Google Scholar psychiatry journal ranking (spring 2017) ranked Depression and Anxiety No. 19 of 20.
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH — Editor-in-Chief
Meet the Journal Editorial Board
January 2018 Issue — Volume 35, Issue 13
Focus On: Measuring and Detecting Depression
The prevalence and predictors of mental health diagnoses and suicide among U.S. college students: Implications for addressing disparities in service use
Cindy H. Liu, Courtney Stevens, Sylvia H.M. Wong, Miwa Yasui, Justin A. Chen
Differences between chronic and nonchronic depression: Systematic review and implications for treatment
Stephan Kohler, Sophia Chrysanthou, Anne Guhn, Philipp Sterzer
Validity of the DSM-5 anxious distress specifier for major depressive disorder
Mark Zimmerman, Jacob Martin, Patrick McGonical, Lauren Harris, Sophie Kerr, Caroline Balling, Reina Kiefer, Kasey Stanton, Kristy Dalrymple
Thank you for your support!
In 2018, ADAA reached more than 38 million people worldwide struggling with anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders through our free online educational resources.
Together, we look forward to making an even greater impact in 2019 and to triumphing over anxiety and depression. With deep appreciation and our best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.
NEW! ADAA Online Store
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The 2020 Mom 2019 Annual Forum will take place Feb. 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Click here to learn more.
The 19th World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP 2019) will take place Aug. 21-24 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is a unique multidisciplinary forum for colleagues from around the world to meet and discuss a variety of topics, generating stimulating debates and fruitful collaborations. Join leading experts and other allied healthcare professionals for this outstanding opportunity to take part in educational sessions and networking opportunities. Click here to learn more.
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Israeli researchers recently made a discovery that could help develop new therapies for anxiety disorders. With up to one in three people around the world at the risk of experiencing severe anxiety, this is big news. At the heart of the discovery, published in Cell Reports, is a previously unknown biochemical pathway underlying anxiety.
A new study finds that one-quarter of suicide attempts are associated with a dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. According to researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, this dysfunction can predict suicidal behavior, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide prevention.
HealthDay News via Psychiatry Advisor
Children in lower-income households more often receive a diagnosis of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders, according to research published in the Dec. 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Researchers analyzed data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health on MBDDs, risk factors and use of federal assistance programs.
Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests. Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk, researchers have found. The report was published online Jan. 2 in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
The Washington Post
All medications have the potential to cause unwanted side effects, and depression is among them. One-third of Americans are now taking meds that can cause this mood disorder, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in June. Other research has had similar findings, but this is the largest review on the topic to date.
The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of addiction and depression, a preliminary study by Yale University researchers suggests. Substance abuse and depression are common in many patients, and efforts to treat both conditions simultaneously have had limited success.
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the Musculoskeletal Care study of 2,515 adults, 4.9 percent reported chronic hip pain and an additional 1.5 percent reported chronic hip pain that was disabling.
A new study shows that how people experience emotion through their bodies is radically altered in people with schizophrenia. For the study, researchers at Vanderbilt University compared individuals with schizophrenia with matched control participants, asking each to fill in a "body map" in a way that correlates to the way they physically experience emotion.
Certain social media factors were linked with major depressive disorder in a Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research study of millennials. In the study of 504 millennials who actively use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Snapchat, individuals who met the criteria for MDD scored higher on the Social Media Addiction scale, were more likely to compare themselves to others better off than they were.
Inflammation in your body could be a factor causing depression, according to a book just published in the U.S. called "The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression." Author Edward Bullmore, head of the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge, examines the link between inflammation and mental health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder could bring on cardiovascular disease and cancer, a new study says. The longer a person has PTSD from any traumatic event, the higher their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study published Wednesday in Journal of Neuroscience Research. The study also reported that PTSD brought on by terrorist attacks was connected to a higher prevalence of cancer.
Many children exhibit obsessive compulsive symptoms, such as repetitive and ritualistic behaviors, but when these behaviors become disruptive to the child's life or when intrusive thoughts emerge, it may be a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in complete mental health despite the impact of their stroke, according to a large, nationally representative Canadian study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. This study shed new light on factors associated with complete mental health among stroke survivors.
HealthDay News via Clinical Advisor
Patients with a cancer diagnosis have an increased risk for suicide during the first year after their diagnosis compared with the general population, with higher suicide rates for cancers with a poor prognosis, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Cancer.
In the decade between 2004-2005 and 2014-2015, the percentage of American adults accessing outpatient mental health treatment increased, according to study results published in JAMA Psychiatry. However, most of this increase was driven by increased treatment of adults without serious psychological distress.
You can never fully know what people do behind closed doors, since our time at home is when we get to fully relax and be our truest selves — away from the prying eyes of the public. But for people with high-functioning anxiety, this alone time is often rife with ways of dealing with stress. The thing is, not everyone knows these habits are a side effect of anxiety.
National Public Radio
In a particularly difficult season of depression, photography was one of the tools Tara Wray used to cope. "Just forcing myself to get out of my head and using the camera to do that is, in a way, a therapeutic tool," says Wray, a photographer and filmmaker based in central Vermont. "It's like exercise: You don't want to do it, you have to make yourself do it, and you feel better after you do."
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