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Make sure to check the Submissions web page for updates on submission information and view the "How to Submit" guidelines.
The 2019 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 39th Annual Conference. ADAA leads the way in bringing together a multidisciplinary community of basic and clinical researchers and clinicians with diverse backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, and more. ADAA sponsors the only conference focusing exclusively on science and treatment of anxiety and depression, including but not limited to generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, depression, and related disorders in children and adults. Submissions are welcome on a broad range of research and practice topics relating to these disorders.
- We encourage interactive presentations comprised of both clinicians and researchers and also speakers from different institutions.
- We encourage submissions on diversity and those related to cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers to mental health care.
- New first-time presentations will be given priority.
Master Clinician Sessions: July 13, 2018
Symposia, Workshops, and Roundtables: August 14, 2018
Career Development Leadership Program and Klein Awards: October 1, 2018
New Research Poster Abstracts: November 1, 2018
Since its inception in 1998, the annual ADAA awards program has granted more than one million dollars to more than 400 aspiring professionals, providing access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the annual conference. ADAA award winners represent the future of research and practice in the fields of anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders.
The #ADAA2019 award program takes place March 28-31 in Chicago, IL.
Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program
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, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. The CDLP's focus is to offer an environment where ADAA's next generation of leaders can flourish.
Open to graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MS/MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), interns, residents, or postdoctoral fellows OR early career researchers and clinicians who have completed their training within the last five years. Learn more here.
Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award
Awarded to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. Learn more here.
Click here to access the award application portal.
Award applications are due Oct. 1, 2018.
My Suicide Notes
By Ashley Smith, PhD
Guest post: Heart Disease and Depression Often Go Hand in Hand
By Calondra Tibbs
Calling All ADAA Bloggers!
ADAA is always seeking blog posts (whether geared for the public or for our professional community) on topics that are of interest to you or that you specialize in. Interested in contributing a post to ADAA? Please contact Lise Bram.
Tina Flaherty, MSW
Stacy Gronek, MS
Shannon Harvey, MA, MS, PsyD
Monica Lake, PsyD
Katie Lamming, LCSW
Devon LoParo, PhD
Lavinia Pinto, PsyD
Kristi Stuckwisch, MSW
We encourage our new members to log into ADAA's membership platform to view and download our new membership guide and to learn about the many member benefits available to you (including special offers from TherapyNotes, conference audio-recordings, a special consumer brochure sale and much more…).
ADAA's Public Education Committee, in collaboration with the ADAA Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG), have created two helpful outreach tools to address a need often voiced by ADAA members: How can we inform parents and pediatricians about child anxiety? Why spend hours of your own time trying to create material that effectively and concisely communicates the CBT based services that you offer your clients? Let ADAA do the hard work for you! ADAA members can download and access an ADAA Pediatric Outreach PowerPoint presentation and a customizable brochure (you will need to log-in with your ADAA member ID and password) that summarize empirically supported treatment protocols for anxiety and related disorders. These communication tools will assist in facilitating richer working relationships and clinical collaboration with physicians in your community.
06/14/2018 U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men, National Public Radio, Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD
06/13/2018 How Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help Suicidal People, The New York Times, Judith Beck, PhD
06/13/2018 Common Drugs May be Contributing to Depression, The New York Times, Philip R. Muskin, MD
06/12/2018 How To Actually Reach Out If Your Friend Is Struggling With Their Mental Health, Refinery 29, Kevin Chapman, PhD and Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/09/2018 Light on Anxiety Treatment Center Provides Hope, Music from Zaragoza and Oleg Frish, and Theater Thursday with 'Neverwhere,' WGN Radio, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/08/2018 Why Grief Over Celebrity Deaths Like Anthony Bourdain's Feel So Painful, Refinery 29, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/08/2018 The Loneliness Effect, and 7 Measures to Overcome It, Psychology Today, Richa Bhatia, MD
06/08/2018 How To Parent A Child With Selective Mutism, Simplemost, Ashley Smith, PhD
06/07/2018 Ariana Grande Discusses PTSD Symptoms a Year After Dozens Were Killed at Her Concert, Everyday Health, Lata McGinn, PhD
06/07/2018 Kate Spade's Death Has Brought to Light Her Struggles with Mental Health, Study Breaks Magazine, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/06/2018 How Much Stress Is "Normal"? This Is What A Disordered Stress Response Can Look Like, According to Experts, Bustle, Thea Gallagher, PsyD, LPC
06/06/2018 How to Talk to Someone Who is Struggling With Depression, MarketWatch, Sally Winston, PsyD
06/06/2018 It Doesn't Matter That Kate Spade Seemed "Happy", Refinery 29, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/06/2018 The Many Ways Anxiety Affects Those Who Suffer From It, U.S. News & World Report, Eric Bui, MD, PhD, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Simon Rego, PsyD
06/04/2018 How to Raise an Independent Child, TreeHugger, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
06/04/2018 Is Kanye West Glamorizing Mental Illness In His Latest Album?, Refinery 29, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
06/03/2018 The Overprotected American Child, The Wall Street Journal, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
ADAA members are often reported on or quoted in the general media about a wide range of topics.
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.
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You and your friends/family can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA!) by raising funds and awareness without leaving Facebook Start your own Facebook fundraiser here today. Visit ADAA's Facebook page.
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE credits.
Save the Date! Fall 2018 Webinars — Registration Coming Soon
- September 13, 2018 — Addressing Cognitive Dimensions of Academic & School Anxiety
- September 20, 2018 — Selective Mutism Tools & WeSpeak Program
View all ADAA On-Demand Webinars
ADAA is pleased to offer three recorded webinar bundle packages at a special discounted price. Each bundle contains 3 recorded webinars on a specific topic. Some packages offer CE credits. The webinar format is a one-hour audiovisual presentation, including a brief Q&A session.
Now Available for Purchase
Optimize your 2018 ADAA Conference Experience with On-Demand Audio-Recordings
ADAA is excited to offer audio recordings of selected conference sessions (over 30 hours of programming, including up to 9 hours of CE).
- Couldn't make it to #ADAA2018 this year?
- Left the conference early? Missed some sessions?
- Interested in listening to your favorite sessions again?
Click here for details/to order.
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPHA — Editor-in-Chief.
Meet the New 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
JUNE 2018 ISSUE – VOLUME 35 – ISSUE 6
THESE EARLY VIEW ARTICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY
The association between valence of social media experiences and depressive symptoms
Brian A. Primack, Meghan A. Bisbey, Ariel Shensa, Nicholas D. Bowman, Sabrina A. Karim, Jennifer M. Knight and Jaime E. Sidani
Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22779
ADAA is pleased to be working closely with Postpartum Support International (PSI), which has its annual conference in Houston July 11-15. The PSI conference is an opportunity for professionals in the perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) field to improve their ability to serve pregnant, postpartum, and post pregnancy-loss families. Check out the full schedule of sessions — more than 40 to choose from and all include CE credit (APA and NBCC approved). ADAA members are eligible for discounted registration fees — use the code ADAA. Can't make the conference but interested in learning more? Check out PSI's upcoming live online training for frontline providers June 20 and 27, which is also available for purchase and download afterward. PSI is also offering a Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals that begins in September. Learn more here.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the leading organization devoted to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to supporting mothers, fathers, and families directly, PSI offers frontline healthcare providers with resources to help identify, support and treat individuals living with perinatal mental health complications.
Up to $20,000 APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants on the general topic of combining psychotherapy and psychoactive medications where medication is an adjunct to psychotherapy and not the primary intervention.
should not be on the medication per se but rather on conditions that may be associated with decisions to introduce or discontinue a medication in the treatment plan and with the outcomes of combining these treatments. Examples include but are not limited to the following:
Three $20,000 grants and three $10,000 grants are available.
- Individual differences in patient variables that may favor or contraindicate combining psychotherapy and psychoactive medication.
- In-therapy variations in goals, structure, methods, theoretical orientation, therapist/patient interactions, and expected frequency and duration of meetings as they affect the appropriateness of combined treatments;
- Research to establish recommendations on process variables on how best to introduce alternatives that may include changing or discontinuing a medication;
- Research on comparing the effectiveness of psychoactive medications alone vs. with psychotherapy for specific conditions.
This grant is open to doctoral level researchers.
The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2018.
Click here for more information.
Click here to apply for this grant.
ADAA is collaborating 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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Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, federal health officials reported on June 7. And only about half the people who died by suicide had a known mental health condition, even though depression had been thought to be the major cause of suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
A new study published online in the journal Neuroscience sheds light on how one protein called RGS8 plays a role in depression behaviors. Scientists think depression occurs because of the monoamine hypothesis, so named for the type of two chemicals that depressed people lack: serotonin and norepinephrine. Ninety percent of antidepressant drugs are made based on this idea.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Stress affects everyone. Whether it’s routine stress related to pressures at work, school or family, stress that occurs from a sudden negative change, such as job loss, divorce, illness or traumatic stress that occurs after a major accident, physical assault or natural disaster, our recovery depends on our coping skills. Recognizing the signs of stress, such as insomnia, increased alcohol consumption, anger, depression and low energy levels, is the first step in coping.
People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression, but the reasons for this remain poorly understood. Now a new study published in the journal Endocrine Connections finds that depression in Type 1 diabetes patients is linked to higher levels of an inflammatory protein known as galectin-3.
A new study has discovered that stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain, according to a long-term study conducted by researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands.
The Washington Post
More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs, including hormones for contraception, blood pressure medications and medicines for heartburn, that carry a potential risk of depression, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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During a depressive episode the ability of the brain to form new brain cells is reduced. Scientists examined how this affects the memory with a computational model. It was previously known that people in an acute depressive episode were less likely to remember current events. The computational model however suggests that older memories were affected as well.
A new study finds that negative experiences on social media have more impact than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms. University of Pittsburgh researchers believe the findings may contribute to interventions and clinical recommendations to reduce the risk of depression. The study appears in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
A new study finds that nearly one-quarter of student athletes say they experience dream-like hallucinations as they are falling asleep or waking up, and 18 percent experience occasional sleep paralysis. The research is the first to look at the association between these sleep symptoms and mental health in student athletes, independent of insufficient sleep or insomnia.
Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a new Danish study. Feeling lonely was also a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men and women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women around the globe, according to the World Health Organization.
According to data published in JAMA Network Open, reservation-based American Indian students are at a higher risk for substance use compared with U.S. youth in general, highlighting the necessity of increased intervention efforts for this population.
The Washington Post
The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade last week stunned and saddened the world — and left millions of fans who felt they knew them from afar asking "Why?" But for one large group of people, there was less shock and more understanding: the survivors. Survivors took to social media in the aftermath to tell their own harrowing stories. What was striking was how many of them recounted how they made it through.
Who is going to die by suicide? This terrible mystery of human behavior takes on particular poignance in the wake of suicides by high-profile and much-beloved celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. It is only natural that people want to know why such tragedies occur.
The stress of modern life has us on a treadmill of daily routine, a disappearing work-life balance and never-ending screen time. We're also jumping on that treadmill without the historical safety nets of tight-knit social groups and social services to catch us. There are things you can do every day to not just stay afloat but thrive as a happier, more joyful person.
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