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Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
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Early Bird Rates End This Thursday — March 1!
Space is still available for the Reid Wilson full-day workshop: "Changing the Anxious Mind — Rapidly," (6 CE or CME credits) from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Dr. Wilson, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, NC will outline & demonstrate a rapid-gain treatment model for panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias & OCD. Reid Wilson Workshop only, or conference registration + workshop rates are available and will all increase on March 1 so register now!
Make sure you take a look at the online program to browse sessions by day, category, and speaker. Coming soon — the conference mobile app will allow you to browse and create your personal itinerary.
Earn 3.5 Ethics Continuing Education credits during the ADAA Conference. Visit the online program and search by “Ethics” category for session schedule and details.
Optimize your 2018 ADAA Conference Experience with Conference On-Demand Audio-Recordings!
Sponsored by Brainsway, #ADAA2018 is excited to offer audio recordings of selected conference sessions (over 30 hours of programming, including up to 9 hours of CE) available exclusively for 2018 Conference registrants. This is a great opportunity for attendees to enjoy enduring Conference materials by listening to sessions you might not have had time to attend live or to revisit your favorite sessions again, including Master Clinician sessions. Click here for details/to order.
Attending #ADAA2018? The Early Career Professionals and Student SIG invite you to attend the Early Career Professionals and Students Luncheon and serve as a Table Host/Mentor. The luncheon is scheduled for noon - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The luncheon includes the program, "Transforming Early Career Challenges into Opportunities," and features brief presentations from Robin Aupperle, PhD., Charles Mansueto, PhD., and Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD. Click here to sign up.
Meet Douglas Mennin, PhD, Scientific Council Chair
"I joined ADAA over 20 years ago after attending the conference my first year in grad school. I remember being struck at how much ADAA cared about understanding anxiety and helping those suffering about it. Their mission was clear and it seemed they wanted to do something to make a real difference. This initial observation is what I have observed time and again from ADAA. I have continued to be impressed over these many years. As the Chair of the Scientific Council, I am excited to actively contribute to that multi-pronged mission and aid the organization in elucidating the science of anxiety and depression as well as providing my services to help ADAA get the word out to the public and improve the lives of those suffering from these conditions."
Dr. Douglas Mennin has developed an active program of research in clinical trials and basic research into the nature of chronic and recurring bouts of anxiety and mood disorders, particularly worry, stress, and depression. He has conducted numerous studies of the basic psychological and physiological mechanisms of generalized anxiety and depression and regularly conducts psychotherapy outcome and mechanism research. Specifically, he has been developing an emotion regulation-based approach to treatment that integrates basic affect science and neuroscience and delineates a number of cognitive, physiological, and neural mechanisms that may help explain how the therapy is effective. Along with colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and in Denmark, he has also recently adapted this approach to treat distressed caregivers of patients with cancer. Read more about Dr. Mennin.
Meet Martin Paulus, PhD, Scientific Council Co-Chair
"Murray Stein told me a long time ago 'I will make you into an anxiety researcher' and I think he succeeded and I am very happy about it too. My first ADAA meeting was in Saint Louis in 2007 and I have been coming every year ever since. ADAA is a natural home for high quality research in mood and anxiety disorders and provides the unique opportunity to connect with clinicians and those affected by mood and anxiety disorders."
Dr. Paulus is the Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Martin Paulus joined the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the Scientific Director and President in May 2014. Prior to this transition, he had been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of Telemental Health at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System (VASDHS). Dr. Paulus had been at UCSD since arriving as a postdoctoral fellow in 1986 and has been funded continuously by the NIH since 1997. LIBR focuses on using neuroscience approaches to develop better assessments for diagnosis or prognosis of mental health problems and to develop neuroscience based novel interventions. Dr. Paulus' research focuses on pragmatic academic psychiatry, i.e. how to use neuroscience-based measurements to generate individual level predictions that can be useful for clinicians. Moreover, Dr. Paulus is interested in whether computational approaches can be useful to better develop explanatory basis for psychiatric disorders that can be submitted to rigorous scientific examination. In particular, Dr. Paulus is interested whether individuals with increased levels of anxiety have difficulty differentiating random fluctuations from probabilistic but useful information.
About the Scientific Council
This ADAA Scientific Council (SC) is comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers committed to the organization. The purpose of the SC is to contribute scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grow membership and encourage participation among colleagues, students and fellows, and volunteer to participate in projects that maintain ADAA's leading edge in research, dissemination, treatment and advocacy.
Interested in learning more about the Scientific Council and how you can become involved?
Please email: Douglas Mennin, Scientific Council Chair at: email@example.com.
Juliana Negreiros, PhD., R. Psych.
National Register Health Service Psychologist
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Provincial OCD Program, B.C. Children's Hospital
"I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Provincial OCD Program in Vancouver, Canada, where I participate in numerous aspects of research, including neurocognitive and academic functioning and treatment outcome in OCD. I was part of the CDLP in 2017 and my mentor was Norah Feeney. CDLP helped me connect with other clinicians and researchers who lived in different parts of the world and also worked with children and youth with anxiety disorders and OCD. Thanks to CDLP, in January 2018 I visited the OCD Program in Brazil where I met other researchers and mental health professionals who have been working on similar research projects and with whom I could potentially collaborate in the near future."
Learn more about ADAA's CDLP Program
ADAA announces the formation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) — Alternative and Complementary Medicine." The SIG promotes collaboration, education/mentoring, research and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in evidence-based alternative and complementary medicine. Chair: Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP; Co-Chair: Kimberly Morrow, LCSW. Learn more here.
ADAA members are often reported on or quoted in the general media about a wide range of topics. Below is a sampling of recent media
02/19/2018 Kendall Jenner Opens up About Crippling Anxiety: 'Sometimes It's Out of Your Control', ABC News, Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
02/19/2018 Following Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting, Focus Turns to School Safety Locally and Nationwide, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Have you published a new book or research article? 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! Simply email Lise Bram and we'll make sure to feature your news/new publication here every other week, on our social media platforms and on the ADAA Members in the News website page.
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals
Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE credits.
View all 2018 webinars — register today
View all ADAA On-Demand Webinars
Recent addition: Using Behavioral Activation Treatment to Treat Perinatal Mood Disorders with
Jackie Gollan, PhD.
And don't miss: Treating the Family: Addressing Family Accommodation in the Treatment of OCD with Jami Socha, PhD and Laura Lokers, LMSW
View ADAA's Discounted Recorded Webinar Bundles
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPHA — Editor-in-Chief. Meet the Journal Editorial Board
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.
Learn more about the Journal
THESE EARLY VIEW ARTICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY
Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials
Joseph K. Carpenter, Leigh A. Andrews, Sara M. Witcraft, Mark B. Powers, Jasper A. J. Smits and Stefan G. Hofmann
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22728
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) as per ICD-11 proposals: A population study in Israel
Menachem Ben-Ezra, Thanos Karatzias, Philip Hyland, Chris R. Brewin, Marylene Cloitre, Jonathan I. Bisson, Neil P. Roberts, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster and Mark Shevlin
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22723
Duration of maternal mental health-related outcomes after an infant's death: A retrospective matched cohort study using linkable administrative data
Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L. Roos and James Bolton
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22729
ADAA's unique interlinked consumer and professional mission is focused on improving quality of life for those struggling with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments, best practices and research across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. More than 25 million consumers visit ADAA's website annually seeking education and support. ADAA meets this demand for treatment options, educational resources and support though free webinars, blog posts, podcasts, videos and the sharing of scientific articles and research. Our access to a broad range of consumer communities through our website, email newsletters, social media platforms and online peer-to-peer support group allows for immediate feedback and data collection to help support the research community.
ADAA is delighted to announce the launch of our new bi-monthly free women's e-newsletter — She Triumphs. Supported by a grant from the Hope and Grace Fund — the newsletter offers resources for girls/women struggling with anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. We invite you to share the newsletter with your colleagues and clients and to subscribe today. Please reach out to us if you are interested in contributing articles, blog posts and other resources for future issues. #SheTriumphs
Upcoming Live Public Webinar: Pedophiles, Rapists and Murderers…Oh My: How to Disengage from Harm OCD & Re-engage in Your Life
Date: March 12, 1 - 2 p.m. EST
ADAA members Dr. Debra Kissen and Dr. Ashley Kendall of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago will co-host a public webinar on Harm OCD on March 12, 2018. Learn more here and share with your clients and colleagues.
Visit our public webinar website page for recordings of all webinars and a preview of 2018 webinar topics.
ADAA invites our members to host a public webinar or author a public blog post. We share these on our website, in our email newsletters and through social media. Interested? Please email Lise Bram for more information.
Do You Work with Graduate Students? Join docu-mental for: CrossTalk: A Candid Conversation About Campus Rates of Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, and Burnout
Featuring deans from: Georgetown Law, American University Washington School of Law, George Washington University School of Medicine, American University School of Education, and others.
- Are we "over-pathologizing" what is normative? If so, why are suicide rates and binge drinking episodes on the rise?
- What are the root causes of anxiety & depression in students?
- Which administrative policies interfere with campus wellness and resilience initiatives? What can be changed?
- What roles do hope, compassion, personal agency and authority play in future success? How best to meet students' mental, emotional, & career fulfillment needs?
Date: April 4 — 8:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Venue: The Arts Club of Washington 2017 I Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20006
Space is limited
For more information and to RSVP
$20,000 to further research, practice, or education on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health.
The Marian R. Stuart Grant will further research, practice, or education on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health.
Examples include but are not limited to research-based programs that teach medical doctors counseling skills; research-based programs on the effect of behavior on health; and research-based programs on psychologists’ role in medical settings for the benefit of patients.
Preference will be given to psychologists working in medical schools.
See our website for more information
- Be an early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
- Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
- Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
Click here to apply for this grant.
The deadline for applications is June 1. Please feel free to distribute this call as you see fit.
ADAA is proud to collaborate with the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy to co-present two on-demand sessions on:
Both sessions are fully on-demand and open for participation to anyone at any time. These sessions are approved for CME credit through Jan. 19, 2021.
ADAA members receive a $5 discount on each session by entering the code "ADAA" during registration.
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
National Public Radio
Only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood. And as many as 2 in 3 depressed teens don't get the care that could help them. To address this divide, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines this week that call for universal screening for depression.
New research suggests an important part of treatment for young mental health patients — especially those in a hospital setting — is improving how they perceive themselves, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. Researchers found that youth with psychiatric disorders receiving inpatient services reported lower self-concept — particularly global self-worth — compared to those receiving outpatient services.
All antidepressants were more effective than placebo for adults with major depressive disorder, British researchers reported. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 522 trials showed that the most effective antidepressant was the old tricyclic drug amitriptyline, followed by the atypical agent mirtazapine and duloxetine, a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Reduced levels of an amino acid found in blood samples have been linked to major depressive disorder, according to a new study in Finland. Researchers with the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital studied 99 adults aged 20-71 with diagnosed major depressive disorder and 253 non-depressed control adults in a report published Feb. 21 in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Patients with bipolar disorder report a greater number of personality disorders when depressed compared when they are in a euthymic state, according to study findings published in Bipolar Disorders. Investigators administered the Personality Disorder Questionnaire, 4th edition, to outpatients with bipolar I or II disorder who were enrolled in the Bipolar Treatment Outcome Network.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a new method to predict whether a person with obsessive compulsive disorder would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An international team of researchers has uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein — neuregulin 3 — controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is the first to investigate how it causes such severe mental illness.
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"Despair deaths" from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust finds.
Duke University via Futurity
Hearing loss can create chronic stress that can lead to depression, but high levels of social support can help alleviate depression, according to new research. Given that hearing loss is a growing social and physical health problem, the study suggests a need for increased vigilance regarding hearing loss among older adults, according to the research published the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Can the adoring gaze of a dog or the comforting purr of a cat be helpful to people with mental illness? Absolutely, new research suggests. Although furry companions won't replace medications or therapy for mental health concerns, they can provide significant benefits, according to British researchers.
HealthDay News via Psychiatry Advisor
Treatment initiation for depression remains suboptimal in the primary care setting, despite wide availability of effective treatments and increased detection efforts, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed medical records from 241,251 adults with newly diagnosed depression in primary care settings among five healthcare systems (from 2010 to 2013).
HealthDay News via UPI
Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain — in the comfort of your own home — are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work.The therapy, known as cranial electrical stimulation, involves a handheld device that delivers low-intensity electrical currents through electrodes placed on the head.
Postnatal depression can impact the quality of relationships between mother and child into adult life, and have a negative influence on the quality of relationships between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research at the University of Kent has discovered. The study was published in the journal PeerJ.
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