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|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits. Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
Next Live Webinar:
Distinguishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD
Presented by Mike Heady, MA
This Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Individuals suffering with intrusive self-harm OCD frequently misattribute their thoughts for genuine suicidal ideation. Well-intentioned therapists, who do not know how to differentiate genuine suicidal ideation from intrusive and unwanted obsessions, often encourage their clients to get suicide risk evaluations from local ERs. However, this behavior can steer the individual with self-harm OCD further into their disorder, increasing distress and severity of symptoms. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to assess for and differentiate intrusive, unwanted self-harm obsessions that occur in OCD from genuine suicidal ideation and planning. This differentiation is key to providing adequate treatment.
Race, Stress, and Black Mother and Infant Mortality: Emotional Health Matters
Presented by Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD and Christin Farmer Kane, BA
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Within the United States, Black maternal and infant mortality has reached alarming rates. Black mothers and infants are 2.5 times more likely to die than their white counterparts. The major contributing factor is stress, particularly stress produced by structural racism. In this webinar led by a clinical psychological scientist and community-based doula, we present an overview of the role of race-related stress in Black maternal and infant mortality. We examine the psychosocial and biological data on its impact on mothers and babies. We present evidence on how stress is viewed by various groups of expectant and post-partum Black mothers. Barriers to implement stress and anxiety interventions with this population are discussed. Finally, we present data on our culturally-relevant community-engaged partnership to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety on expectant Black mothers.
Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Presented by Lauren Wadsworth, PhD
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Gender diverse children, teens, and adults are becoming increasingly comfortable coming out and expressing their gender identities. As clinicians we need to meet this social change with an increase in our cultural humility and competency working with individuals who identify as gender minorities/gender diverse/rising gender identities. We must become more practiced with the vocabulary surrounding gender identity and increase our comfort discussing the social impacts of expressing a stigmatized identity. Gender diverse individuals face unique stressors, paired with increased risk for developing anxiety and depression. This webinar will discuss population specific components of anxiety and depression development (e.g. role of stigma, coming out), and will provide tangible ways to provide more accurate and affirming research, and/or more culturally informed therapy.
Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
This webinar will provide an overview of strategies for integrating multiculturally competent strategies into evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression for immigrants, refugees, and asylees. Specific tools for addressing barriers to treatment and incorporating resources will also be addressed. Discussion will focus on strategies for conceptualizing and treating clients from a systemic perspective. This training will also include case application and discussion of practical tools. Participants will have an opportunity for discussion and questions.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR CE/CME - NEW RECORDINGS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
New! Telehealth for Evidence-Based Treatments: Clinical & Ethical Applications
Presented by Rachel Busman, PsyD and Jami M. Furr, PhD
Putting the Cardi B in CBT: Using Stars, Sports, Star Wars, Superheroes, and Pop Culture to Make Therapy Accessible & Fun for Anxious Youth
Presented by Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression
Presented by Paul Holtzheimer, MD – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Resisting Myths and Reducing Shame: Understanding the Impact of Rape Culture on the Prevalence of Sexual Assault within the African American Community
Presented by Carmel Browne, LCSW – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Presented by Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
New! Engaging Children and Teens in Telemental Health
Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD
Keep Calm and Carry On: Clinical Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
View a full list of all ADAA on-demand webinars.
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Lise Bram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New ADAA Member Webinars and Blog Posts
NEW! ADAA’s 2-part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19
by Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Managing Your Anxiety (public blog post)
by Eric Goodman, PhD
A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: Understanding Why We Are so Anxious Right Now (public blog post)
by Eric Goodman, PhD
Why Right Now is the Perfect Time to Start Therapy (public blog post)
by Michelle C. Lozano, A-LMFT
The Psychosocial Side of Cancer (public blog post)
by Suzanne Miller, PhD, Board Member, HealthWell Foundation
COVID-19 Lockdown and Sports - How to Reduce Anxiety (public blog post)
by Mitchell Greene, PhD
Top Ten Teletherapy Tips for Kids & Teens (public blog post)
by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD
What to Do When Social Distancing Meets Social Anxiety (public blog post)
by Tali Ball, PhD and Aliza Goldberg, MS
When the Wave Comes: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Frontline Health Care Workers Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (public blog post)
by Anna Bartuska and Luana Marques, PhD
Are You Feeling a Little Obsessive and Compulsive? (blog post)
by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Responding to Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities and Medical Conditions During the COVID-19 Outbreak (blog post)
by Bryan Balvaneda, M.A., Lizabeth Roemer, PhD., and Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD
Positive Behavioral Strategies in Exposure Practice (professional blog post)
by Bryan Balvaneda, M.A., Lizabeth Roemer, PhD., and Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD
Tele-mental Health and the Coronavirus (professional blog post)
by Stephen Schueller, PhD
Transgender OCD: A New Theme Following a Familiar Pattern (professional blog post)
by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
Strategies for Effective Telehealth Sessions (professional blog post)
by Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP
|ADAA Members in the Media — Recent Articles
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).
May 2020 The Anxious Child and the Crisis of Modern Parenting - How to Raise a Resilient Child in 2020, The Atlantic.com, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, Eli Lebowitz, PhD, Myrna Weissman, PhD
04/19/2020 Parents' stress levels spike as pandemic drags on, Axios.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
04/18/2020 Could You Get PTSD from your Pandemic Experience? The Long-term Mental health Effects of Coronavirus, CNBC.com, Luana Marques, PhD
04/17/2020 ‘The most stressful time ever’: how coronavirus affects children’s mental health, TheGuardian.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
04/16/2020 If you wash your hands a lot, it doesn’t mean you’re ‘so OCD.’ Here’s what it’s really like to have it, WashingtonPost.com, John Chamberlain, PhD
04/16/2020 Coronavirus is causing a mental health crisis. Here’s how to fight it, Vox.com, Arash Javanbakht, MD
04/16/2020 Giving Parents Therapy Can Help Their Anxious Children, Vice.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
04/14/2020 6 Ways to Help Your Child Thrive Socially in Middle School, WashingtonPost.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
04/14/2020 Here's How Depressed Parents Can Find Help in Strange Times, Boston Globe.com, Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP
04/14/2020 Coronavirus Anxiety in Japan, Fuji Television, Japan, Luana Marques, PhD
04/12/2020 The Struggle to Cope With Depression Amid Coronavirus, Wall Street Journal, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
04/12/2020 Control What You Can: A Psychologist's Pandemic Advice, WBUR.org, Risa Weisberg, PhD
04/10/2020 Coronavirus Is Seriously Triggering My OCD, Self.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD
04/10/2020 Managing COVID-19 concerns for people with OCD, APA.org, ADAA member Reid Wilson, PhD, ADAA member Shala Nicely, LPC and Kimberley Quinlan
04/10/2020 How to Cultivate Resilience During the Pandemic, LifeHacker.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
04/09/2020 Coping with Covid - Community Webinar April 9, 2020, Discovery Behavioral Health, Ken Goodman, LCSW
04/09/2020 Experts say having optimism during dark times is important, KTLA-5, Laura Rhodes-Levin, MS, LMFT
04/09/2020 What we’ve learned about how remote work is changing us, CNBC.com, Luana Marques, PhD
04/08/2020 Struggling with OCD in global pandemic, Baylor College of Medicine, Eric Storch, PhD
04/08/2020 How the Coronavirus Pandemic Can Exacerbate Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Simon Rego, PsyD
04/07/2020 As coronavirus spreads, mentally ill Americans are left scrambling for options, YahooFinance.com, Krystal Lewis, PhD
04/06/2020 Parental Therapy Helps Children with Anxiety, MDMag, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
04/05/2020 Dr. Luana Marques discusses anxiety and coronavirus on "Face the Nation"
04/04/2020 Mental health experts offer tips on contending with coronavirus, SMDailyJournal.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
04/04/2020 Is social isolation getting to you? Here’s how to know — and what experts say to do, WashingtonPost.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
04/03/2020 Pandemic anxiety is making us sleepless, forgetful and angry. Here are tips for coping, WashingtonPost.com, written by Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD. Jill Stoddard, PhD quoted.
04/03/2020 7 Healthy Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety, According to Psychologists, GoodHoueskeeping.com, Autumn Kujawa, PhD
04/02/2020 If Exercise Causes Panic Attacks For You, A Therapist & A Personal Trainer Explain How To Cope, Bustle.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/21/2020 7 Tips For Managing Coronavirus Anxiety From A Kansas City Mental Health Expert, KCUR -NPR.org, Katie D. Kriegshauser, Ph.
03/20/2020 5 Ways to Deal with Coronavirus Induced Anxiety, video, WashingtPost.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD
03/20/2020 Seg. 1: Rep. Sharice Davids | Seg. 2: Coronavirus & Communication | Seg. 3: Art & Social Distancing, KCUR- NPR.org, Katie D. Kriegshauser, PhD
03/19/2020 Psychopharmacology May Be on Verge of New Era, Pyschnews.Psychiatryonline.org, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Alan Schatzberg, MD
03/18/2020 The Coronavirus Q&A, Is It Safe To Go To The Bank?, KCUR-NPR.org, Katie D. Kriegshauser, PhD
03/13/2020 What to Do If Your Anxiety About Coronavirus Feels Overwhelming, Self.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD
ADAA’s Professional Resource Library – Helpful Blog Posts, Webinars and Podcasts to Access During COVID-19
ADAA would like to remind our members that we have a broad range of on-demand webinars covering many relevant treatment and research areas. Many of the webinars that are on-demand are CE/CME eligible. And ALL non-CE webinars are free to ADAA members. We encourage you to review our webinar library and take advantage of topics that might be of particular relevance during the current pandemic.
How to Optimize Your Work with Immigrants in Our Current Political Climate: Tips for Successful Interventions
Promoting Positive Adaptation in Youth Exposed to Disasters: The Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program
Prescribing Exercise for Mood and Anxiety-Related Disorders
Getting Out of Bed: Using Behavioral Sleep Medicine Strategies to Help Your Clients With Depression and Anxiety
Integrating Technology Tools into Your Practice
An Introduction to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
Using e-Health to Increase the Reach of Evidence-based Treatments for PTSD: Lessons Learned From the Web-PE Studies
Reducing Suicide Risk
Complicated Grief and its Treatment
Apps for Therapy, Therapists, and Self-Help: A Refresher
Optimizing Your Clinical Practice for Tele-Therapy
Ethical and Effective Telemental Health Practice Through Video Conferencing for Anxiety Disorders
Treatment Planning for Hoarding
Professional Blog posts:
Telemental Health – Convenient, Effective and Here to Stay
Revolutionizing Depression Treatment with Digital Therapeutics
5 Ways to Increase Visibility and Advance Your Career Using Social Media
Problematic Internet Use and Its Impact on Anxiety, Depression and Addictions: Patient-Centered Approaches and Digital Applications and Interventions
Using Body-Based, Community-Centered Methods to Address Anxiety and Depression in Vulnerable Populations
And here are some public-focused webinars and blog posts (all free of charge) that might be of particular help to your clients and colleagues:
Reducing Suicide Risk
Talk Saves Lives
How to Help Depressed and Suicidal Teenagers
Helping Family Members Handle Suicide
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety Part 3 – Expert Tips and Strategies
I am Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence: What Can I Do?
When to Worry About Your Child’s Worry
How to Worry Less
Anxiety: Don’t Try Harder, Try Different
What is Psychological Trauma?
Tips for Helping Your Child Process the Election & Other Complicated World Events
Talking the Terror Out of Terrorism: How CBT Can Relieve Your Anxiety
The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope
Top Ten Teletherapy Tips for Kids & Teens
Therapists Switch to Online Therapy Because of Coronavirus Shutdowns: How You Can Still Get the Therapy You Need
Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder
Public Blog Posts
What to Do to Fight the Isolation You Feel When You’re in Distress
Feeling Unsettled by Unsettling Word Events
At the Intersection of Relationships and Social Media
Social Media and Teen Depression: The Two Go Hand-in-Hand
How to Prevent Trauma from Becoming PTSD
Suicidal Thinking vs. Harm OCD Intrusive Thoughts: How Are They Similar & How They Are Different
Predicting and Preventing Suicide: Where Are We?
Mental Health Resources for Suicide Survivors
SAVE THE DATE!
#ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice will take place March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plan now to join your colleagues from across the United States and around the world for more than 140 cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities.
The submissions portal will open in June 2021 with registration opening soon thereafter.
ADAA Celebrates 40 Years
With the world in quarantine this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, ADAA is particularly proud to be celebrating 40 years of providing a professional home for our multidisciplinary membership and working collaboratively to help the millions of people who struggle every day with anxiety disorders and/or depression find help and hope. During this difficult time, we stand strong and committed to continuing to provide free cutting-edge evidence-based treatment and research information to the global public community.
To learn more about ADAA’s first 40 years, please visit our dedicated webpage.
Join ADAA’s Telemental Health Directory
With people remaining at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, telemental health options are increasingly important. In addition to our Find-a-Therapist directory, ADAA offers a Telemental Health Directory open to all ADAA members at no additional cost.
It is easy to be added to the directory. Simply complete ADAA’s Telemental Health form and upload it to your member profile. Once complete, semail us at email@example.com and you’ll be added to the directory. To access the form, log into your member profile here and click of the “Quick Links” drop down menu. From there, select the Telemental Health form option.
If you have questions about ADAA’s therapist directories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join ADAA leadership and staff in congratulating our ADAA 2020 member recognition awardees.
As ADAA also celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are pleased to recognize the long-time involvement, contributions, and commitment of ADAA’s founding members. Thank you all for your many years of dedication and collaboration.
The ADAA Member Recognition Awards Program recognizes member participation and commitment to the association and the community.
The 2020 Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Awards acknowledges professional who exemplify excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.
Many thanks to all of our honorees. We look forward to celebrating your achievements in Boston at #ADAA2021!
|2020 Founders Awardees|
Cindy Aaronson, MSW, PhD
James L. Abelson, MD, PhD
Robert Ackerman, MSW, LCSW
Stan Arkow, MD
James Ballenger, MD
David Barlow, PhD
Edna Foa, PhD
Abby J. Fyer, MD
Jack Gorman, MD
Eric Hollander, MD
Michael Leibowitz, MD
Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
Reid Wilson, PhD
Sally Winston, PsyD
Click here to meet the Founder Awardees.
In honor of ADAA's 40th anniversary in 2020 this award recognizes the achievements and commitment of ADAA's first President, Robert DuPont, MD. With sincere gratitude and thanks for his vision and dedication.
Member Recognition Award|
Ellen Teng, PhD
Jamie A. Micco, PhD, ABPP
Carmela Alcantara, PhD
Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD
Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award
Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
Special Recognition Award
Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Meet our 2020 Member Recognition Awardees.
Personal Stories of Triumph - Supporting ADAA’s Mission
ADAA regularly shares stories of triumph submitted by our public community. These stories focus on how people living with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders have struggled, coped, and triumphed.
Recently, Rebecca shared her story: A Glimpse of What it Feels Like
"'You have no idea what it feels like inside my brain,'
My child once said to me, as I was losing my patience and compassion
For what felt like the millionth time in his young life
That he asked me if I had washed my hands before touching something”
Read more here.
ADAA’s COVID-19 Virus Resource Page
ADAA understands that for many the current coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety - especially with such heightened media attention.
Visit ADAA’s resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your colleagues and with your clients who may be struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns. The ADAA blog posts and videos contain information many need to know about the virus and helpful tips about how to mitigate against increased anxiety.
ADAA has seen tremendous website traffic (it is now our 2nd most visited website page) and media attention directed to this valuable resource. If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
Please Support ADAA Today! Your Financial Contribution Means More Than Ever.
ADAA is a strong organization and we are committed to continuing to provide evidence-based cutting edge and innovative treatment and research information to our professional and public communities throughout this challenging time. Your support is critical now as it helps ensure that ADAA can continue to be the trusted resource for anxiety and depression information.
Take note: April 2020 - Important Charitable Tax Information
The CARES Act encourages individuals to contribute to churches and charitable organizations in 2020 by relaxing some of the limitations on charitable contributions:
- Allowing a deduction of up to $300 of cash contributions, whether or not the taxpayer itemizes deductions
- Suspending the 50% limitation on individuals, increasing to 25% the 10% limitation on corporations, and increasing to 25% the 15% limitation on food inventory
Kathleen McKinney Clark
Mary Linda Diaz
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
I have been involved in ADAA as early as graduate school. From conferences, resources to information, ADAA has been an incredible resource to me and our field. I enjoy the community and opportunity to be connected to a national organization with the goal in mind of providing effective care for individuals with an anxiety disorder. ADAA benefits the work that we do in every way from providing research and presentation opportunities, being a part of a community working towards the same goal and allowing us to be in the know about upcoming research and treatment for patients with anxiety and related disorders. I have recently been named the director of the newly formed McLean OCD Institute of Houston (houstonocdprogram.org), previously known as the Houston OCD Program. I am honored to be able to lead a group of amazing clinicians and staff to make a positive impact in lives of those with OCD and anxiety in Houston and across the globe. Thank you to ADAA for all that you do and will continue to do for providers and patients.
Dr. McIngvale is the director of the McLean OCD Institute at Houston, where she maintains and active clinical, research and leadership role. Her clinical interests focus on OCD, anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. She is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to OCD. Dr. McIngvale operates ocdchallenge.org, a free self-help website for OCD which is live in 6 languages and serves nearly 4,000 individuals. She was the first ever national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and now serves on their board of directors.
Have you published a new book for consumers 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 Journal News
Volume 37, Issue 4
FOCUS ON: Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Home‐based delivery of variable length prolonged exposure therapy: A comparison of clinical efficacy between service modalities
Leslie A. Morland, Margaret‐Anne Mackintosh, Lisa H. Glassman, Stephanie Y. Wells, Steven R. Thorp, Sheila A. M. Rauch (ADAA Board Member), Phillippe B. Cunningham, Peter W. Tuerk, Kathleen M. Grubbs, Shahrokh Golshan, Min Ji Sohn, Ron Acierno
Evidence‐based psychotherapy trends among posttraumatic stress disorder patients in a national healthcare system, 2001–2014
Shira Maguen PhD, Nicholas Holder PhD, Erin Madden MPH, Yongmei Li PhD, Karen H. Seal MD, Thomas C. Neylan MD, Callan Lujan MA, Olga V. Patterson PhD, Scott L. DuVall PhD, Brian Shiner MD
Increased activation of the fear neurocircuitry in children exposed to violence
Sanne J. H. van Rooij (ADAA 2020 Donald F. Klein First-Place Awardee and ADAA Member), Ryan D. Smith, Anaïs F. Stenson, Timothy D. Ely, Xinyi Yang, Nim Tottenham, Jennifer S. Stevens (ADAA Member), Tanja Jovanovic (ADAA Board Member)
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.
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 #19 of 20.
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
Meet the Journal Editorial Board
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
McMaster University Survey on COVID-19
Researchers at McMaster University would like to learn how you have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to participate in this research survey!
Rogers Behavioral Health Hosts Three Part Webinar Series on Treating OCD during COVID-19
“As the world continues to adapt to the changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogers Behavioral Health is dedicated to continuing to provide the care our communities so desperately need.”
“While the pandemic currently prevents us from offering continuing education seminars in person, we are excited to announce a three-part webinar series "Treating OCD during COVID-19” where you will have the opportunity to earn 1.5 CE credits.”
Part 3 “Treating OCD during COVID-19: Addressing contamination-related fears” is scheduled for Thursday April 23 at 1:00 pm ET. For more information on Parts 1&2 or to register, click here.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a watershed moment for mental healthcare. The crisis has sparked concern for the emotional wellbeing of the entire population, regardless of any existing diagnosis. Everyone is being encouraged to manage symptoms of stress and anxiety stemming from new work environments, fear of contracting the virus and unexpected financial insecurity. Mindfulness and meditation apps are trending and nearly every (virtual) social interaction is preceded with an emotional wellbeing check-in. In terms of eroding stigma and normalizing conversations about mental health, this change in behavior and expectations bodes extremely well for the new, post COVID-19 reality we all are hoping will be here soon.
The coronavirus outbreak has so far led to more than 28,000 deaths in the U.S., but the reach of such an unprecedented crisis extends far beyond the devastating physical damage of the disease.
Across the country, people are anxious about their finances, uncertain about the future, grieving over the loss of loved ones, fearful about their own health, and feeling lonely and isolated in statewide lockdowns during the pandemic.
Crisis Text Line, a service that provides free, 24/7 mental health support through text messages, has seen a 40 percent increase in the volume of texts sent by people seeking help over the past three weeks in the U.S.
There is no question this is an anxious time. We're worried about our health, our families and our jobs. But for America's youngest generations, it comes after years of increasing stress. Depression and suicide rates among teens and kids have been doubling in recent years. As Kate Julian put it in her article in The Atlantic, an increasing number of our kids are not all right.
Anxiety. Depression. School failure. Self-harm. Unemployment. Unplanned pregnancies. Even an increased risk of early death.
The risks and toll of suffering that can come with having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is huge, counted annually in billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care spending and in untold frustration and failure.
Yet despite more than a century of research and thousands of published studies, ADHD — marked by distraction, forgetfulness and impulsivity — remains largely misunderstood by the public. This is especially true when it comes to girls and women.
How do you prepare a child for life in an uncertain world? At a time when anxiety is pervasive and a global pandemic has upended our lives, how can parents raise their children to handle the stress, and even anguish, they’re sure to experience? Even before the coronavirus took hold, data suggested that the kids were not alright: From 2007 to 2017, suicides among 10-to-24-year-olds rose 56 percent, and suicides by children ages five to 11 have almost doubled in recent years. Why is this happening, and what can be done for children overwhelmed by life?
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center via ScienceDaily
Research led by Si-Qiong June Liu, MD, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown how stress changes the structure of the brain and reveals a potential therapeutic target to the prevent or reverse it. The findings are published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Metacognitive beliefs about worry and rumination can lead to perseverance behaviors, which may be predictive of anxiety and depression, according to study results published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. Perseverance of worry and rumination have been linked to both anxiety and depression.
A form of cognitive behavioral therapy could be effective in reducing both anxiety and depressive symptoms after a traumatic brain injury.
A team, led by Jennie Ponsford, PhD, Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Center at the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, examined the factors linked to positive responses to CBT adapted for cognitive impairments for individuals with anxiety and depression for patients with a traumatic brain injury.
Distinct clusters of depression symptoms responded well to certain transcranial magnetic stimulation targets in a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings suggest that TMS efficacy may improve when therapy is tailored to patient symptoms, whether dysphoric, anxiety-related, or somatic.
Florida Atlantic University via EurekAlert!
Although neuroinflammation has recently been implicated as an important cause of these psychopathologies and a new target for the treatment of these conditions, the mechanisms underlying neuroinflammation-induced dysfunction of relevant neurocircuits remain poorly understood.
Neuroscientists from Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine and Brain Institute have received a five-year, $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project titled, "Neuroinflammation, Neuronal IL-1R1, and Behavior." This novel project is the first to investigate how the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 influences neurotransmission through a direct action on neurons and how this action triggers behavioral changes.
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