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Available now online! Practice Guidelines for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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ADAA Practice Guidelines summarize first- and second-line evidence-based psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, as well as other types of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. This comprehensive yet easy to use new resource provides accurate, concise tools for all clinicians to use.
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Online group consultation
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Only six spaces! Earn CE Discussing Your Difficult Cases with an Expert
Exposure Therapy for OCD in Adults & Children, Bradley Riemann, Ph.D.

The focus of three one-hour sessions will be on the common reasons for treatment resistance, keys to making exposure-based interventions more effective and how to adjust treatment plans to maximize your ability to overcome treatment resistance. This online group consultation will present case formulation, clinical decision-making and choosing appropriate cognitive-behavior therapies and exposure interventions for treatment-resistant adult and child OCD cases.

Each participant will present a challenging case and receive guidance from a clinical expert and peers. Register here.

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Webinars provide CE credits
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Earn 1 CE credit.
Mark your calendars! Registration will open soon for these upcoming topics.

Treatments of Adults With Bipolar Disorder
Wednesday, June 10
Noon ET (11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT)
Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Emotional Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: What the Heck Do I Do About It?
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Noon ET (11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT)
Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D., and Stephanie Eken, MD

Four Keys to Making ERP Effective for OCD
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Noon ET (11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT)
Bradley Riemann, Ph.D.

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Special DVD offer with CE credits
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Accelerated Treatment for Anxiety: Core Concepts with Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson illustrates the core concepts of his groundbreaking technique and paradoxical twist in exposure therapy.

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ADAA EXCLUSIVES


'Primer on Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment'
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Order online and save 30 percent: Enter promo code ampromd9 at checkout. "Primer on Anxiety Disorders: Translational Perspectives on Diagnosis and Treatment" provides early-stage practitioners and trainees — as well as seasoned clinicians and researchers — with need-to-know information designed to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.
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TAKING ACTION


Help ADAA promote treatment for anxiety and depression
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May is Mental Health Month, and you can help ADAA promote the benefits of treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and related disorders.

Please share our social media messages, listed here on our website. Tweet, retweet, post on Facebook or add the links to your own website — whatever works to get the word out that treatment is available.

Here is a link to the podcasts and videos available on the ADAA website. You may download all of them to listen or watch later.

Let us know if you need more resources about anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and related disorders.

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RESOURCES


New from SAMHSA: Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration
SAMHSA
This interactive flowchart walks providers through some of the questions to consider when integrating care and points to helpful resources that can answer those questions.
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RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS


Mobile mental health apps: Rebooting clinical practice?
Psychiatry Advisor
While mental health apps hold great promise, in most cases, there is not enough data to determine which ones really work. To that end, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America has initiated an app evaluation project with a goal of becoming a central repository for apps that target anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The website provides professional ratings and evaluations of these apps.
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What has neuroscience ever done for us?
The British Psychological Society
Over the past 25 years, the pace of progress in neuroscience research has been extraordinary, with advances in both understanding and technology. We might expect that this would stimulate improved understanding and treatment of mental health problems, yet in general this has not been the case. In fact, our standard treatment approaches have barely changed in decades, and still fail many people suffering from mental distress. Why is there this disconnect between knowledge and application?
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Adult mental health consequences of peer bullying and maltreatment in childhood: 2 cohorts in 2 countries
The Lancet Psychiatry
Being bullied by peers in childhood had generally worse long-term adverse effects on young adults' mental health. The findings have important implications for public health planning and service development for dealing with peer bullying.
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Social anxiety increases risk of teeth grinding
Medical Daily
Are you anxious in social situations? It may be why you grind your teeth, according to a new study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Social anxiety disorder refers to individuals who feel extreme discomfort and fear around others. Some patients are prescribed antidepressants in order to help cope with their disorder. Prior research has linked antidepressants to bruxism, the habit of grinding and clenching teeth.
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Omega-3 fatty acids treat depression in patients with high inflammation
Nature
Some depressed patients are treatment-resistant — their symptoms do not lessen no matter what drug they take. Interestingly, given an anti-inflammatory drug, such patients who also happen to have high inflammation levels will find relief from their symptoms of depression. Now, a new study published in Nature takes this unusual finding one step further — people with both depression and high inflammation benefit from taking omega-3 fatty acid EPA.
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Verbal 'updating' therapy reduces PTSD
Psych Central
Emerging research suggests a therapy technique that blocks the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma. In a new study published in PLOS ONE, UK researchers examined whether "updating" — a verbal therapy currently only used for patients with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder — could be applied more widely to victims of trauma before PTSD develops, during a period known as the "consolidation window."
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Women's heart health endangered by traumatic life events
Medical News Today
The death of a loved one or a life-threatening illness can put people under a lot of emotional strain, but a new study suggests that, for women, the health implications could be even graver. Researchers state that traumatic life events could increase the risk of heart attack by more than 65 percent in middle-aged and older women. Independent of this increase in risk, the researchers also found that a history of financial struggle was associated with two times the risk of heart attack in middle-aged and older women.
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SPECT imaging can differentiate between PTSD and traumatic brain injury
DOTmed
It's difficult to differentiate between post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury since the conditions have very similar symptoms, but researchers found that SPECT imaging can solve that challenge. It's important to distinguish PTSD and TBI because the treatments for each condition are very different. In fact, the treatments for PTSD can be dangerous if they are administered to TBI patients and vice versa.
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New intervention may help mothers address depression
Medical Xpress
Researchers have developed a new intervention that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment. The Motivating our Mothers (MOM) program takes a unique approach, relying on pediatricians rather than the mother's doctor for diagnosis. The research was published in Academic Pediatrics.
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The scary link between credit card debt and depression
Money
A recently released study shows that people with credit card debt and overdue bills are much more likely to experience symptoms of depression than those who don't have such debts, particularly if they are near retirement, unmarried or less educated. The research, published May 1, comes from the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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New evidence of the interconnectedness of depression and bipolar disorder
Brain
Researchers are increasingly investigating the idea that mood disorders may fall along a spectrum, rather than comprise distinct, unrelated diagnoses. And now, a new study reveals further links between bipolar disorder and depression. The study, published in the journal Brain, found evidence that the two conditions are interconnected.
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Can antidepressants be safe for kids?
TIME
Currently, antidepressants carry a "black box warning" cautioning people that the pills can cause an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. But researchers in a new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry have taken a closer look at what exactly is causing these behaviors, and how to avoid them.
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Mice may yield clues to winter depression
HealthDay News
Researchers believe they've pinpointed the part of the brain responsible for seasonal affective disorder. SAD — which affects 4 to 6 percent of Americans — is a type of depression that occurs during winter. It's thought to be caused by the lack of sunlight during that season. In experiments with mice, Vanderbilt University biologists say they traced SAD to a small region of the mid-brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus. Mice are often used to study depression in humans.
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About Anxiety & Depression Insights

This news brief is a timely update about anxiety disorders and depression sent to members of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and other professionals interested in this area. Links to articles are provided for the convenience of the reader. External resources are not a part of the ADAA website, and ADAA is not responsible for the content of external sites. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement by ADAA of the sponsors of the site or the information presented on the site. For more information about ADAA, visit www.ADAA.org.
 



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