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Submissions Now Open!
Master Clinicians, Symposia and Ignite Symposia, Workshops, Roundtables, New Research Poster Sessions, and Awards
The 2020 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 40th Annual Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX (March 19-22, 2020).
In line with the theme of #ADAA2020: Resilience: Research to Practice, ADAA also encourages submissions focused on psychological resilience across the lifespan. Examples include:
- Preventive interventions aimed at enhancing resilience in high-risk populations (e.g., children growing up in poverty, urban youth, first responders, military)
- Clinical trials focused on enhancing resilience in individuals with anxiety or depression
- Neuroimaging studies of resilience to stress or trauma
- Research in animal models of resilience
- Novel resilience-focused programs (e.g., clinical, family or community-based, school- or college-based programs; programs for the elderly)
The 2020 Conference committee is co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD. Please visit the ADAA website for #ADAA2020 submission and #ADAA2020 program updates. Please also view the "How to Submit" Guidelines.
- Master Clinician Sessions: July 10, 2019
- Symposia, Workshops, and Roundtables: Sept. 5, 2019
- New Research Poster Sessions: Oct. 30, 2019
- Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) and the Donald F. Klein Awards: Oct. 1, 2019
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Carmen Mclean, PhD presents: Using e-Health to Increase the Reach of Evidence-based Treatments for PTSD: Lessons Learned from the Web-PE Studies
Eligible for 1 CE/CME Hour
Thursday, June 13, 2019 — David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP presents:
Spirituality & Mental Health: What Clinicians Need to Know
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
Recent ADAA Recordings
Click here for a full listing of all ADAA on-demand webinars.
- Collaborating with Pediatricians: Tools & Techniques to Enhance Relationships & Care Coordination in Your Community, presented by Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Lynne Siqueland, PhD, and Ruth Lipping, LCSW, JD
- An Old Approach with a New Twist: Applications of Inhibitory Learning in Exposure Therapy, presented by Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP
- It Works, But How?: Examination of Mechanisms of Change in PTSD Treatment
Presented by Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP
- How to Manage Family Accommodation in Child Anxiety and OCD: An Interview with Dr. Eli Lebowitz
Presented by Eli Lebowitz, PhD
- Empowering Families in the Face of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)
Presented by Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Tamar Chansky, PhD
ADAA is proud to collaborate with the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy to co-present the following webinar series:
Cost for all participants: $35.00. ADAA members receive a 20% discount when purchasing a MGHPA webinar. Please enter code"ADAA20" during registration.
These webinars are fully on-demand and open for participation to anyone at any time. These sessions are approved for CME credit through January 19, 2021.
ADAA board member Scott Rauch, MD will assume the position of Board Secretary and serve on the Executive Committee as of June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The Board looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Rauch in his new role.
"I feel honored and privileged to serve as Secretary of ADAA. It has been gratifying to see the growth and evolution of this wonderful organization over the past 20+ years, and it is exciting to consider how we can best advance our worthy mission going forward."
– Scott Rauch, MD
#ADAA2021 and #ADAA2022 Conference Chairs Announced
The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the #ADAA2021 (Boston) and #ADAA2022 (Denver) Conference Chairs. Please join us in thanking ADAA members Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD, Chadi Abdalla, MD, Lynette Averill, PhD and Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT for their willingness to serve and for their commitment to ensuring the ongoing success of ADAA’s annual conference. We look forward to collaborating with you all.
#ADAA2021 - Boston Conference Committee Co-Chairs
Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT
Chief of Psychology, Associate Professor
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
#ADAA2022 – Denver Conference Committee Co-Chairs
Chadi Abdalla, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Director for Research, and
Director of Neuroimaging, Clinical Neuroscience Division
VA National Center for PTSD
Lynnette A. Averill, PhD
Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
ADAA shares free educational resources (including blog posts written by our professional members, webinars, podcasts, infographics, media articles and more) through our website, through our free monthly e-newsletters, and through our social media platforms. More than 38 million people visit the ADAA website annually seeking treatment and research information and resources. ADAA receives many thankful emails and letters (as well as donations) every week from those struggling with anxiety disorders and depression. Here’s one that we received earlier this month from a high school psychology club.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and ADAA is Sharing Stories from our Public Community to #BreaktheStigma.
Throughout the month ADAA will be sharing resources, blog posts, webinars, personal stories of triumph and more with our public community through our e-newsletters, and our social media platforms. Our focus for the month is on sharing stories and to help #breakthestigma around mental health issues.
We invite you to read these newly posted inspirational stories from our public community.
Click here to view our May 15 Mental Health Awareness Month e-newsletter.
We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and to share our posts.
If you would like to write a blog post, share a story or resource, please reach out to Lise Bram.
You can help support ADAA’s public outreach efforts by donating here.
ADAA #Mythbusters Twitter Chat
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, ADAA held a Twitter Chat on May 15, 2019 under the title: #MythBusters. The chat was hosted by ADAA member experts Dr. Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Dr. Kevin Chapman, PhD and focused on common myths surrounding anxiety and the actual corresponding facts. Participants used the #MythBusters to join the conversation and ask questions.
On behalf of ADAA, we would like to thank Dr. Debra Kissen and Dr. Kevin Chapman for hosting this engaging and insightful Twitter chat. Read the #MythBusters Twitter chat recap here.
Anthony Centore, PhD
Lynne Feldman, MA, JD
Elizabeth Grady, Med
Holly Hotchkiss-Roth, MSMHC
Francesca Maxime, MSW
ADAA member Dominique Apollon, M.Ed, LPC,CCATP participated in the HABRI Summit earlier this month in DC and shares her thoughts…
“We live in a world where we desire and enjoy interacting and connecting with others. Unfortunately, when we lack that connection, it can lead to an increase in loneliness and social isolation, which can have a significant impact on our overall well-being.
I had the pleasure of being an expert on a panel for the 1st Summit on Social Isolation and Companion Animals, where the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Mars Petcare and Waltham explored how companion animals can play an important role in addressing these issues. They discussed the benefits of human animal interaction in regard to individuals, especially older adults at risk for social isolation and loneliness. This is an important step towards a great cause and I am excited that I had the opportunity to be among such knowledgeable stakeholders. For more information on the summit, please visit their website."
New ADAA Member Public Blog Posts
Influences of Cultural Differences in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
by Karen G. Martinez, MD, MSc
7 Ways to Seek Therapy Without Breaking the Bank
by Dominque Apollon, M.ED
5 Tips for Navigating the Stress and Anxiety in College
by Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
Syrian Refugees in the US: Impact of Exposure to War Trauma and Stress of Migration
by Arash Javanbakht, MD
New ADAA Member Professional Blog Posts
Using Body-Based, Community-Centered Methods to Address Anxiety and Depression in Vulnerable Populations
by Lana Ruvolo Grasser, BSc
Books for Bhutan are Arriving…
Dr. Karen Cassiday, ADAA Past President, is volunteering in Bhutan at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Khesar Gyalp University of Medical Sciences this June through September 2019. The national referral hospital and medical university are small and in need of psychiatry and behavioral health textbooks and self-help books. Many of you brought books to the ADAA 2019 Conference in Chicago in March. The books are now arriving in Bhutan (8 boxes in total have been shipped from Chicago) and are very much appreciated. Thank you again on behalf of Dr. Cassiday and ADAA for your donations.
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).
05/21/2019 Study Supports Effectiveness of New Fast-Acting Antidepressant, Esketamine Nasal Spray, MedicalXpress.com, Alan Schatzberg, MD and Michael Thase, MD
05/20/2019 Not Just For Soldiers: Civilians With PTSD Struggle To Find Effective Therapy, NPR.org, Edna Foa, PhD
05/20/2019 How to Talk to Your Kids About their Mental Health, NBCNews.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
05/20/2019 A Mental Health Check-In: 14 Questions to Ask Your Child, NBCNews.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
05/20/2019 Emory doctors who treat veterans with PTSD see military trauma first-hand at Fort Benning, 11Alive.com, Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP and Barbara Rothbaum PhD, ABPP
5/17/2019 This Is the Difference Between Feeling Anxious and Having an Anxiety Disorder, Self.com, Franklin Schneier, MD and Richard Zinbarg, PhD
05/16/2019 Mental Health Spotlight: Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Executive Director at Light on Anxiety, ThriveGlobal.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
05/16/2019 When Should You Seek Help for Anxiety?, NextAvenue.org, Michael Ziffra, MD
05/15/2019 Depression is not Just a State of Mind, Thriveglobal.com, Michael Thase, MD
05/14/2019 Anxiety is a Necessary Precursor for Success, ThriveGlobal.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
05/14/2019 Millennial Money: 3 Ways to Curb a Shopping Urge, APNews.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/13/2019 Biomarker Reveals PTSD Sufferers at Risk of Suicide, Yale.edu, Margaret T. Davis, PhD
05/12/2019 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Inner Child, Because They Could Use Some Love, Bustle.com, Helen Odessky, PsyD
05/11/2019 ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’: The Sheer Terror of a Panic Attack, WashingtonPost.com, Reid Wilson, PhD
05/11/2019 When Your Anxiety Doesn’t Have a Trigger, PsychCentral.com, Kristin Bianchi, PhD
05/11/2019 The Surprising Boost You Get From Strangers, WSJ.com, Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
05/10/2019 Good Sleep Starts the Moment You Wake Up, ThriveGlobal.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
05/10/2019 Grounded by Fear: A Woman Tackles the Panic Attacks that Kept Her From Flying, WashingtonPost.com, Greta Hirsch, PhD
05/10/2019 Obsession Versus Compulsion, Health.USNews.com, Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LMSW
05/10/2019 ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Shares Her Story Of 'Life After Suicide', Wbur.org, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
05/09/2019 10 Things Only People With High-Functioning Anxiety Will Understand, Huffpost.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD and Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP
05/08/2019 Early-Morning Bright-Light Therapy Helped Patients with PTSD Symptoms, BBRF.org, Mark H. Pollack, MD and Alyson K. Zalta PhD
05/08/2019 Colleges Say They Don’t Have Money for Mental Health. Here’s What They Should Do, Vice.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
05/07/2019 Do Weighted Blankets Even Do Anything for Anxiety?, Self.com, Martin Antony, PhD
05/06/2019 Effects of Childhood Stress on Adults, StepUpMagazine.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/06/2019 New Approach to Children's Anxiety Treats Parents Instead of Children, Smh.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
05/04/2019 Will Using A Weighted Blanket Really Help Soothe Your Anxiety?, WomensHealthMag.com, Martin Antony, PhD
05/03/2019 Treating Child Anxiety with Precision Medicine, YaleMedicine.org, Dylan Gee, PhD, Eli Lebowitz, PhD and Yaara Shimshoni, PhD
May 2019 Shoulders Back! The Man in the Park, ShalaNicely.com, Shala Nicely, LPC
Member Publications and Research News
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 in the News
The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer. - Article,
NYTimes.com, April 22, 2019
Volume 36, Issue 4
FOCUS ON: DEPRESSION DIVERSITY IN TIME AND PLACE
Gratitude diary for the management of suicidal inpatients: A randomized controlled trial.
Déborah Ducasse, Déborah Dassa, Philippe Courtet, Véronique Brand‐Arpon, Audrey Walter, Sébastien Guillaume, Isabelle Jaussent, Emilie Olié
Transition to suicide attempt from recent suicide ideation in U.S. Army soldiers: Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS)
James A. Naifeh, Robert J. Ursano, (ADAA Member) Ronald C. Kessler, Alan M. Zaslavsky Matthew K. Nock, Catherine L. Dempsey, Danielle Bartolanzo, Tsz Hin Hinz Ng, Pablo A. Aliaga, Kelly L. Zuromski, Hieu M. Dinh, Carol S. Fullerton, Tzu‐Cheg Kao, Holly B. Herberman Mash, Nancy A. Sampson, Gary H. Wynn, (ADAA Member) Murray B. Stein
Transdiagnostic neural correlates of volitional emotion regulation in anxiety and depression
Jacklynn M. Fitzgerald (ADAA Member) Heide Klumpp (ADAA Member) Scott Langenecker K. Luan Phan
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. 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
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For women living in low-income households, and for women of color generally, rates of maternal depression are twice as high as those of white women (25 percent vs. 12 percent). This disparity is due to such factors as fear and stigma of the health system and mental health at large, implicit bias in institutions, and a lack of understanding about what women of color need.
Mental health care is accounting for a growing number of private insurance claims, according to a new report out May 17. But experts caution that more than anything else, the new data underscores just how tricky it is to tease out what’s driving increases in mental health care use.
The U.S. is in the midst of a mental health crisis. In 2017, 47,000 Americans died by suicide and 70,000 from drug overdoses. 17.3 million adults suffered at least one major depressive episode. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, a landmark law passed more than a decade ago, requires insurers to provide comparable coverage for mental health and medical treatments. Even so, insurers are denying claims, limiting coverage, and finding other ways to avoid complying with the law.
Psoriasis is associated with a greater patient development risk for mental health disorders, according to findings from a nationally-based South Korea study that links two varied specialties of care.
A team of investigators from Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in South Korea used population-based data including one million-plus patients over a decade to evidence a two-fold-plus greater risk of depressive episodes, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, neurotic disorders, and nonorganic sleep disorders in patients with psoriasis, versus patients without the condition.
Mind/Shift via KQED-FM
School counselors help guide students with academics, college applications and social matters with other students. Increasingly, however, they are also helping students deal with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider.
University of Manitoba via Medical Xpress
Canadian seniors are staying physically healthy longer, but their mental health may be worsening, a massive study of health data by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba has found.
Over 300 million individuals around the world have depression. Sometimes co-occurring with other mental health conditions), depression is characterized by low mood, loss of interest and pleasure, and major changes to sleep and appetite, among other potential symptoms. The type and timing of depressive symptoms depend on many factors, one of which is gender.
You’ve seen it. You’re scrolling through Instagram and it’s one outdoor fantasy highlight after another. The picture-perfect remote landscape, shot from somewhere at a great height. It’s dusk or dawn, and there’s a woman: white, young, thin, tan, with effortlessly cascading hair, looking as though she was flown directly onto a peak or ledge and not at all like she just climbed an actual mountain. Or maybe the person is a man, also white, young, etc., standing on some precarious boulder protruding from a viewpoint. The caption is always some apolitical, inspirational message about good vibes and spreading positivity.
This has become the trope of outdoor social media, but whose life is actually like this?
The Conversation via PhysOrg
Some Australian students are reportedly shunning Year 12 exams in favor of other, less stressful pathways to finishing school. These reports come amid warnings of rising rates of anxiety and depression among young people, with psychologists calling for better mental health support services in schools. Experts say exam stress could be making depression and anxiety worse for vulnerable young people.
The ability to influence knows no bounds — even when it comes to mental health.
Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are giving rise to a new phenomenon in which users treat their accounts like chat rooms for mental health, amassing tens of thousands of followers in the process. Influencers and brand owners alike have begun using their feeds to raise mental health awareness and even share their personal struggles. Their posts are a break from the #SponCon sweeping social. They are also, perhaps, a sign that a new kind of influencer is emerging: the mental health influencer.
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