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We are proud to announce that ADAA has been chosen from among hundreds of organizations as one of five finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Organization Award from the Child Mind Institute!
The Child Mind Institute is a national, independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Their annual Change Maker Awards celebrate individuals and organizations who raise awareness and dispel stigma, help children and families directly, or work to transform the way we understand and treat mental health and learning disorders.
The winner will be decided as a result of online voting which is open through March 23. We would really appreciate your support ADAA by voting for us today and spreading the word! Please note: while only vote per email address is permitted you can vote every day! Learn more about the nomination here.
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Thursday, April 5
Earn CE Credits and Participate in Great Networking Opportunities
Learn more and register for Thursday Only
- Master Clinician Sessions (9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- Timely Topics for Clinicians (1:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
- Reid Wilson Full Day Workshop: Changing the Anxious Mind – Rapidly
- Keynote and Jerilyn Ross Lecture (5:45 – 7:00 p.m.)
- Welcome Reception (7:00 – 8:15 p.m.)
Sunday, April 8 – 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Earn 1.5 Ethics Credits, Attend Sessions and Networking Breakfast and Coffee Break
- Don't miss new research and clinical applications on BDD, Suicide Prevention, Panic Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, Trauma, Emotion Dysregulation, Selective-Mutism, Health Anxiety, and much more.
Learn more and register for Sunday Only
ADAA 2018 Conference Mobile App is Live
Navigate the Conference Like a Pro!
Downloading the App is Easy:
- Search The App Store or Google Play for "ADAA2018" or "ADAA Events"
- For all other devices, point your mobile browser to l.core-apps.com/adaa2018 to be directed to the proper download version for your device. Learn more here.
Reid Wilson full-day workshop: "Changing the Anxious Mind — Rapidly"
(6 CE or CME credits) on Thursday, April 5, 9:30 am – 5 p.m. 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. Register now!
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. Click here for details/to order.
- Leaving the conference early?
- Missed Some Sessions?
- Want to Listen to Your Favorite Sessions Again?
The Early Career Special Interest Group is inviting you to attend the Early Career Professionals and Students Luncheon at #ADAA2018 and serve as a table host/mentor. Interested? Sign up here.
#ADAA2018 Special Interest Group (SIG) Events. You are invited to a series of featured events at the 2018 Conference hosted by ADAA's Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a vibrant forum for ADAA members with a common interest, such as a particular disorder, treatment or population. ADAA's 10 SIGs encourage collaboration, communication, education, research, mentoring and networking focused on anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Join your Conference colleagues from noon - 1 p.m. Friday April 6, 7 - 8 a.m. Saturday April 7, and noon - 1:30 p.m. Saturday April 7. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Sign up today.
Meet our 2018 Conference Committee
Congratulations to the 2018 CDLP Awardees!
The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. The CDLP program is another step in ADAA's commitment to recognize and promote outstanding talent. Participants are grouped among two tracks: Clinical Research and Practice. Meet all our 2018 CDLP award winners here.
Many Thanks to ADAA's 2018 CDLP Mentors
The ADAA Mentorship Program establishes dynamic, reciprocal relationships between an advanced career incumbent and an early career professional aimed at promoting the development of both. ADAA has a longstanding tradition of providing CDLP award winners with a senior mentor from ADAA membership.
Mentors play a key and invaluable part of the CDLP program's success. Most of the focused mentoring time will occur on Thursday, April 6 when mentors meet with their mentees during a special CDLP breakfast and again in the afternoon for a formal program. Meet all of our 2018 CDLP mentors here.
Congratulations to the 2018 Donald F. Klein Awardee
Katie Burkhouse, PhD
UIC's Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic
Learn more about Dr. Burkhouse
The Donald F. Klein award is presented annually to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. The awardee receives a $500 stipend, the opportunity to publish in ADAA’s online journal – Depression and Anxiety- and is assigned a mentor from the ADAA Scientific Council. A special thank you to our Klein Award reviewers, ADAA members: Paul Holtzheimer, MD, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Naomi Simon, MD, MSc.
Congratulations to the 2018 Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship Awardee
Kristina J. Cottle, PhD
University of Utah
Learn more about Dr. Cottle
The Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship Award sponsors the participation of a young researcher for their promise as a budding leader in the field of neuroscience research directed toward solving the problem of anxiety and/or depression in those on the autism spectrum. The awardee receives a $5,000 stipend and submission to ADAA's online journal — Depression and Anxiety — for publication consideration. A special thank you to Eric Hollander, MD for his participation in the Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship awardee selection process.
"Brazilian Way of Doing Things" as a Potential Barrier to Treating OCD
by Dr. Priscila Chacon, Dr. Alice de Mathis, Dr. Juliana Negreiros
Treating Perinatal Mood Disorders Using Behavioral Activation Psychotherapy
by Jacqueline K. Gollan, PhD
Anxiety and Depression in Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals
by Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, PhD and David W. Pantalone, PhD
ADAA members are often reported on or quoted in the general media about a wide range of topics.
03/07/2018 Why Panic Attacks Can Make You Feel Like You're Hallucinating, Self, Martin M. Antony, PhD
03/06/2018 'Everyone is Going Through Something': NBA Star Kevin Love Reveals Panic Attack, Today, Simon Rego, PsyD
March 2018 A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Emotion Regulation Therapy For Generalized Anxiety Disorder With And Without Co-occurring Depression, Psycnet.apa.org, David Fresco, PhD, Douglas Mennin, PhD and Richard Heimberg, PhD
03/05/2018 4 Signs That You Might Have An Anxiety Disorder, And Aren't Just A Worrier, Insider, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/05/2018 This Spring Break, Ditch the 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Mentality, Chicago Tribune, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/03/2018 How to Deal with an Anxious Boss, Bevoya.com, Sally Winston, PsyD
03/01/2018 When Did it Become Cool to be a 'Sad Girl', Yahoo, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
02/26/2018 What To Do If Your Partner Has Anxiety, Refinery 29, Patricia Thornton, 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.
Upcoming April, May and June Webinars
View all ADAA On-Demand Webinars
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. A priority is placed on papers focusing on treatment, as well as those providing cutting-edge reviews of key areas and issues, in order to enhance the clinical evaluation and care of individuals struggling with the effects of these disorders. All submissions are peer-reviewed; there is no handling or publishing fee.
Learn more about the Journal
MARCH 2018 ISSUE — VOLUME 35
Alonso, Jordi — Treatment Gap for Anxiety Disorders is Global: Results of the World Mental Health Surveys in 21 countries (Research Article)
Kolovos, Spyros — Cost-effectiveness of guided Internet-based interventions for depression in comparison with control conditions: an individual-participant data meta-analysis (Review)
Reps, Jenna — Finding treatment-resistant depression in real-world data: How a data driven approach compares with expert-based heuristics (Research Article)
2018 Advanced Weekend Training Seminar on CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)
A non-profit CE accredited activity
When: Thursday-Saturday, April 5th-7th 2018
Where: Houston Hall, Penn Campus, Philadelphia, PA
Faculty: Michael Perlis, PhD, Donn Posner, PhD, and Jason Ellis, PhD
Information: Department of Psychiatry: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia
Registration: Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia
The purpose of this educational activity is to provide advanced training to licensed clinicians in the practice of CBT-I. The workshop is split 2:1 in favor of active learning exercises to lectures. The learning exercises (Day 2 & 3) include e.g., case presentations and role plays. The lectures (Day 1 only) cover several topics including advanced models of insomnia, actigraphy, interpreting PSG reports, alternative treatment strategies (e.g., sleep compression, bright light treatment, etc.), med titration, etc. The program should position clinicians to more effectively deal with complex issues and cases. This training, along with other CE workshops, supervised practice, a past caseload of 10 or more cases, and a reasonable program of self-study (readings and videos) should adequately prepare individuals for the certification exams (as they become available).
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.
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Fear protects people from danger. A team from the Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München has discovered that this applies even to pathological anxiety disorders. Patients who generally suffer from severe anxiety are likely to heed the symptoms of a heart attack earlier and seek medical treatment sooner, thus improving their chance of survival.
Medical News Today
For some, depression lingers for many years, and scientists now strive to understand how that might affect the brain, and how treatments should be adjusted to address these changes. The findings — published recently in The Lancet Psychiatry — suggest that specialists might want to change their approach to treating long-term depression as it progresses to match its increasing neurological impact.
Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population, according to a comprehensive survey of 2,279 individuals conducted via social media and direct email. The research team describes their results in the March issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Emerging research finds that reducing socioeconomic status inequalities and preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths. The measures were found especially helpful among youth from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. The results appear online in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry.
Agoraphobia can be defined as "irrational or disproportionate fear of a range of situations in which a person believes escape or access to help may be impossible, very difficult or very embarrassing if he or she develops panic-like symptoms or some other incapacitating loss of control."
Special interventions designed for people in early psychosis can significantly reduce patient mortality, according to a new Canadian study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Their findings are published online in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research. A study published recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a strong association between even low-level nighttime light exposure and depressive symptoms among elderly adults. The findings suggest that snoozing in total darkness may be ideal not only for your sleep quality, but also for your mental health.
People with major depressive disorder experience more intense negative emotions while recalling painful memories compared to non-depressed people, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. And although those with MDD were able to turn down their negative emotions about as well as non-depressed people, they used different brain circuits to do so.
New research finds that school-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children. The finding comes at an opportune time given the violence recently experienced across America. The study appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Tapping into the electrical chatter between different regions of the brain may provide a new way to predict and prevent depression, according to new research by Duke University neuroscientists and electrical engineers. The researchers found different networks of electrical brain activity in mice that were more susceptible to developing depression-like symptoms following stressful events than in more resilient mice.
Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new target for treating major depressive disorder. Their research shows that individuals with high levels of an enigmatic receptor called GPR158 may be more susceptible to depression following chronic stress.
HealthDay News via Psychiatry Advisor
Anorexia nervosa that develops before age 14 often leads to unfavorable outcomes, according to a study published online in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Researchers followed up with 52 former pediatric patients diagnosed with early-onset AN who had been treated at German university hospitals. Each participant had a personal examination after an average of 7.5 years.
New research suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has during middle-age could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Experts have known that anxiety is more likely to affect women and that "stress eating," among other things, can lead to a thicker waistline. In the study, published online in the journal Menopause, researchers analyzed data from more than 5,580 middle-aged Latin American women).
Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to our new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Depression can have devastating consequences for individuals with autism, including a loss of previously learned skills, greater difficulty carrying out everyday tasks, and at worst, suicide.
High school students can make a major impact on their schoolmates' understanding of depression, and their attitudes about seeking help, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Depression Center. The findings come from a rigorous evaluation of a university-designed program that students and educators used in 10 high schools, according to researchers.
It took a panic attack for basketball star Kevin Love to change his mind about mental health. The frightening episode left him breathless, confused and questioning his long-held beliefs that asking for help was a "form of weakness." The 29-year-old, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, opened up about his experience in a deeply personal essay published in The Players' Tribune recently.
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