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|From the ADAA Board – A Special Thank You to ADAA Members and Supporters!
ADAA’s Board of Directors extends a heartfelt thank you to all ADAA members and supporters for their extraordinary work and effort during the last few months. We invite you to watch this special message of thanks.
A big part of ADAA’s mission has always been to provide access to evidence-based research and treatment information to the public at no cost. Now more than ever, as COVID-19 takes a toll on the world’s mental health, these resources are critical.
ADAA members have lent their expertise in a huge way by hosting webinars, authoring blog posts, and providing useful tips and information in numerous media placements. ADAA is extremely grateful for our members commitment to and support of our mission. Please make sure you continue to alert ADAA when you are quoted in the media or if you would like to work with ADAA on blog posts or webinars.
Stay well and stay engaged! Together we can #triumphoveranxiety.
|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.
THIS THURSDAY - LIVE WEBINAR! 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
Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Presented by Lauren Wadsworth, PhD
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR CE/CME - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
NEW - Just Recorded! Not “Who” But “When”: Assessing Imminent Suicide Risk in Patients Denying Suicidal Intent
Igor Galynker, MD, PhD
Distinguishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD
Presented by Mike Heady, MA
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
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
NEW - Just Recorded! Telemental Health & The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Basics
Dena DeFazio, Esq., MSW
NEW - Just Recorded! The How, When, & Why of Intensive Residential Treatment for OCD and Related Disorders
Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD
NEW - Just Recorded! ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Part Two Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 – A Phased Approach for Support
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Part One Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
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
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
Featuring Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Featuring Katherine Shear, MD
Using e-Health to Increase the Reach of Evidence-based Treatments for PTSD: Lessons Learned from the Web-PE Studies
Featuring Carmen McLean, PhD
Getting Out of Bed: Using Behavioral Sleep Medicine Strategies to Help your Clients with Depression and Anxiety
Featuring Colleen Carney, PhD
Prescribing Exercise for Mood and Anxiety-Related Disorders
Featuring Jasper A. Smits, PhD, Scarlett Baird, MA
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).
Mental Health Advocacy
ADAA believes it is important for the organization and our members to remain knowledgeable about current legislative efforts which may impact the mental health community. Below are some recent sign-on letters to which ADAA has lent their support.
Research protections for non-profits Group Letter 5620, May 6, 2020
Mental Health Liaison Group Medicaid in Schools CMS Letter COVID-19, May 5, 2020
ADAA Support Letter for Patients Right to Know their Medications ACT, May 1, 2020
Mental Health Liaison Group Letter on COBRA and COVID-19, April 23, 2020
Mental Health Liaison Group Letter on COVID-19 and Mental Health and SUD, March 20, 2020
Mental Health Liaison Group Letter to Public Health Leaders on Mental Health and Coronavirus March 5, 2020
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.
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, Sam shared his story:
“My OCD began at age 7, and I remember sitting on a chair in front of my family. I opened my mouth wide, and then inhaled a lot of air while looking at my mother. I then held up my hand and blew out the air onto the back of my hand like I was fogging up a glass. I would repeat this action over and over, but no one would say a word. They would watch in confusion. I did this action over and over because I longed to feel connected and comforted by my mother who could not hug me. In my mind, I was inhaling my mother and blowing her out on my skin.”
To read Sam’s full story, or to see more Personal Stories of Triumph, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE FOR ADAA 2021
ADAA is happy to announce #ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plan now to join your colleagues for four days of cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities. The submissions portal will open in the late summer with registration opening soon after.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates.
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.
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.
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
Buying A Lot More on Amazon While Quarantined? You Can Also Support ADAA While You Shop!
Did you know that when you shop on Amazon you can also support ADAA year-round by selecting us as your charity of choice? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ADAA every time you shop — at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity you select - ADAA! Select ADAA on AmazonSmile and support our work to #breakthestigma around mental health issues with every item you purchase (yes – even toilet paper – if you can find it!)
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
ADAA Members Offer New Framework for Mental Health Response to COVID-19
The Phased Approach to COVID-19 Mental Health Response (PAC) is a framework for COVID-19 mental health response developed by ADAA members Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP to aid in responding to and planning for mental health impacts of the current pandemic. The framework attempts to provide key directions on the required response over time as this will likely be an ongoing stressor for coming months and across the wide range and severity of impact. The framework aims to concisely summarize points for program design and point to available protocols and resources when available. For specific areas where previous resources have not been specified, they relied on evidence informed practice to create brief interventions (mask desensitization, self-directed difficult experience exposure, and assessment protocol with brief intervention for a MH provider). The authors intend that this framework will be updated as we learn more about COVID-19 mental health response and new resources become available.
Don’t miss the two-part free webinar series specifically examining mental health of the frontlines:
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 (Part 1)
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 – A Phased Approach for Support (Part 2)
Dave Carbonell, PhD
“I was a newly licensed psychologist in 1987, in my first job in a Chicago suburb, and volunteered to facilitate a local anxiety self-help group. That was my introduction to everything about anxiety disorders that I hadn’t learned in graduate school. What an education it was! I first learned of ADAA there (it was the Phobia Society of America at that time). Eager to learn more, I attended my first conference probably 1987 or ’88, in San Francisco, and was really dazzled by my first Reid Wilson workshop, among others. The conferences for me, and the educational resources for clients and consumers. And I’ve met some great people.”
In the beginning, it gave me a clinical focus when it was quite rare to specialize in anxiety disorder treatment, and that has really defined my career.”
Dave Carbonell, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety. He is the author of four self- help books: Panic Attacks Workbook, The Worry Trick, Fear of Flying Workbook, and Outsmart Your Anxious Brain: 10 Simple Ways to Beat the Worry Trick. He is the “coach” of the popular self-help site, anxietycoach.com, and has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 10,000 therapists in the U.S. and abroad. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in Chicago in 1985 and has maintained a practice devoted to the treatment of anxiety disorders in Chicago since 1990. In his spare time, he is the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists in the Chicago area.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts and Webinars - Please Share With Your Communities
Learning to Live Well with Worry (public blog post)
By Kaitlin Soule, LMFT
Avoiding Alcohol to Cope with Stress During COVID-19: Healthy Options for Stress Relief (public blog post)
By Sarah Turner, PhD Candidate; Natalie Mota, PhD, C.Psych; James Bolton, MD; Jitender Sareen, MD FRCPC
How to Reduce Financial Anxiety (public blog post)
By Kristina Caragiulo
Mindfulness Exercises to Use During the Coronavirus Lockdown (public blog post)
by Paul Greene, PhD
How To Find Balance During This Stressful Time (public/professional blog post)
by Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC
Managing Competition Anxiety While Staying-At-Home (public blog post)
by Dan Cohn, MS, MA and Mitchell Greene, PhD
Putting on the Oxygen Mask - How to Take Care of Yourself so You Can Take Care of Your Child (public webinar)
Rachel Busman, PsyD
Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions During COVID-19 (public webinar)
Bethany Teachman, PhD
ADAA Member News and Publications
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.
|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 Helping people thrive in spite of anxiety, Counseling Today, Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
05/18/2020 If your kids are acting out, they might just be sad, CNN.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/17/2020 Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown, NPR.org, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/13/2020 How children are suffering from the global coronavirus crisis | DW News, Video, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/13/2020 ‘Control Aversion’ Might Be Why Self-Improvement Is Annoying You Right Now, Vice.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/13/2020 50 Experts Share Mental Health Tips for Coping with a Crisis, ItsAllYouBoo.com, Stephane Woodrow, LCPC
05/12/2020 Coronavirus crisis creates ‘perfect storm’ for suicide risk as job losses soar and people are isolated at home, CNBC.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
05/12/2020 Recent grads hit with layoffs, furloughs worry returning home is 'the image of failure', USAToday.com, Lata K. McGinn, PhD
05/11/2020 Loneliness, Sadness, and Anxiety. Can Medication Help?, Fatherly.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD
05/11/2020 A Surge in PTSD May Be the 'New Normal', Medscape.com, Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
05/11/2020 Am I depressed? Take our quiz to gauge your symptoms and find the right treatment, Insider.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
05/11/2020 How to deal with anxiety and improve your mental health, Insider.com, Alessandro De Nadai, PhD
05/08/2020 CME Outfitters continues their long history and expertise in educating healthcare providers regarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, YahooFinance.com, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
05/08/2020 What Psychologists and Psychiatrists Want You to Know About Anxiety Right Now, Prevention.com, Richa Bhatia, MD, Amy Przeworski, PhD and O. Joseph Bienvenu, PhD
05/08/2020 Dealing with the mental health fallout of the coronavirus, CNBCNews.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
05/07/2020 We’ve been left to calculate our virus risk on our own. We’re terrible at it, WashingtonPost.com, Luana Marques, PhD
05/06/2020 People Don’t Have to Succumb to Anxiety During This Pandemic, ScientificAmerican.com, blog written by David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
05/05/2020 How to Stay Mentally Healthy While Isolated, NBCNewBayArea.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
04/10/2020 Coping With Mental Illness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sharecare.com, Richa Bhatia, MD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 38, Issue 5
FOCUS ON: EXPLORING EXPOSURE‐BASED AND OTHER TREATMENTS
Three steps to flatten the mental health need curve amid the COVID‐19 pandemic
Commentary - Luana Marques (ADAA President), Anna D. Bartuska, Johan N. Cohen, Soo Jeong Youn (ADAA member)
Investigation of optimal dose of early intervention to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder: A multiarm randomized trial of one and three sessions of modified prolonged exposure
L. Maples‐Keller (ADAA member), Loren M. Post (ADAA member), Matthew Price, Jessica M. Goodnight, Mark S. Burton, Carly W. Yasinski, Vasiliki Michopoulos (ADAA member), Jennifer S. Stevens (ADAA member), Rebecca Hinrichs, Alex O. Rothbaum, Lauren Hudak, Debra Houry, Tanja Jovanovic (ADAA board member), Kerry Ressler (ADAA member), Barbara O. Rothbaum (ADAA member)
Improvement of sexual functioning during treatment of MDD with adjunctive pimavanserin: A secondary analysis
Marlene P. Freeman, Maurizio Fava, Bryan Dirks, Manish K. Jha, George I. Papakostas, Richard C. Shelton, Michael E. Thase (ADAA member), Madhukar H. Trivedi (ADAA member), Keith Liu, Srdjan Stankovic
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.
No Cost Telehealth Study Opportunity
The Dean Hope Center at Teachers College, Columbia University in collaboration with Dr. Douglas Mennin, is conducting a NO-COST TELEHEALTH TREATMENT STUDY for individuals in New York that are struggling with emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are between the ages of 18-65, you may be eligible to receive this innovative treatment from specially trained clinicians. Eligible participants will be compensated for their participation in assessments conducted before and after the intervention. Between therapy sessions, participants will be invited to utilize a novel internet- and mobile-based platform to supplement treatment. For more information,
Your Brain Is Like Making Music
Have you ever wondered how the genes inside your brain contribute to your behavior? Think of your working brain as a great symphony. When the instruments and sections play together, you hear beautiful music. But one incorrect note can create dissonance, just as subtle genetic factors can create disharmony in the brain...watch Genes: The sheet music of human behavior to learn more!
The Lieber Institute for Brain Development is working to better understand genes and brain development to discover new treatments and one day prevent mental illness. Learn more at libd.org.
Bold.org Student Scholarship Opportunity
The Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications.
Learn more here. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2020 with the winner announced July 1, 2020.
|Additional Ways to Support ADAA
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
You and your Facebook friends can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA) by raising funds and awareness right on Facebook. You can create your own Facebook fundraiser to support ADAA’s mission.
Read more and start your own fundraiser today.
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on May 14, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential global spike in suicides and drug abuse.
Kaiser Health News
A recent WHO report and other studies find that medical workers treating COVID-19 patients report soaring rates of anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and, in other cases, when they return home to rest, they discover they're unwelcome.
Medical workers are seeing more anxiety, depression, grief and sadness in pregnant women. This can lead to more stress and increase the risk for complications during pregnancy.
Current smoking was associated with higher self-reported anxiety, according to results of an analysis intended to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. Smoking cessation has been linked to increased symptoms of anxiety and depression, mainly as a result of acute withdrawal symptoms.
BMC Psychiatry via MD Linx
Researchers assessed the ICU-related posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, and depression symptoms in a cohort of patients from Eastern India who were admitted for more than 24 hours to a mixed ICU. This population had relatively low ICU-related psychiatric morbidity rates when compared with reported rates in the literature. Long-term mental health outcomes were worse among those with poor QOL at ICU discharge.
Anxiety-prone people can blame serotonin cleanup proteins gone awry in their amygdala, according to research in marmosets recently published in JNeurosci. Targeting the amygdala with anti-anxiety medication could provide quicker relief.
The same event or set of life circumstances could send one person into the depths of anxiety or despair while leaving another unaffected. This distinction, called trait anxiety, arises from the proteins involved in serotonin signaling, a neurotransmitter implicated in anxiety and depression.
A videoconference intervention system significantly reduced anxiety and stress levels in people who are caregivers for patients with cancer and live more than one hour away from the patient, according to data from a randomized controlled trial presented during a 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program press briefing.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective for reducing health anxiety in patients with hypochondriacal disorder, with symptom improvements maintained over 10 years of follow-up, according to study data published in BJPsych Open.
Measures of depression symptom severity, employment status and refractoriness appeared to predict outcomes of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, among individuals with major depressive disorder, according to an analysis of a randomized noninferiority trial published in EClinicalMedicine.
In patients with major depressive disorder, positive valence and negative valence system functions seem to be reflected in select clinical symptoms that are differentially associated with other clinical features, immunologic function, and treatment outcomes, according to study results published in Depression and Anxiety.
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