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Submit a Session for #ADAA2020!
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) at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
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.
- Any submissions pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of depression related disorders
- Interactive presentations comprised of both clinicians and researchers and speakers from different institutions.
- Submissions on diversity and those related to cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers to mental health care.
Apply for an #ADAA2020 Award Today!
Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA. Since 1998, the ADAA awards program (through the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program and the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award) has provided more than one million dollars to 400 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the 2020 Annual Conference (March 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas).
The ADAA Awards application deadline is October 1, 2019.
Learn more about the Career Development Leadership Program here.
Learn more about the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award here.
Special ADAA Rate: $229 Single/Double.
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020
A special thank you to ADAA’s first #ADAA2020 Sponsor
ADAA Welcomes Our 2019 Summer Intern
Caroline Armstrong is a rising senior studying Psychology and English at Duke University. Following her graduation, she would like to study clinical psychology research and practice. Caroline chose to intern with ADAA because she shares the organization’s commitment to making evidence-based treatments more widespread and because she wanted to learn more about the mental healthcare system. We’re delighted to welcome Caroline to the ADAA team and look forward to working with her on a number of professional education, marketing and membership projects.
Support ADAA This Prime Day
Today marks the second and last Prime Day – get great deals and support ADAA! Its 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! Thank you. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1248820
Neurobiology of Fear and PTSD Lab - McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts
The Neurobiology of Fear and PTSD Lab was founded by ADAA member Dr. Kerry Ressler at Emory (Atlanta) in 2001 and moved to McLean (Boston) in 2015.
The Ressler Lab investigates the molecular, genetic, epigenetic, and neural circuit mechanisms underlying fear processes through an integration of animal models of fear learning and human genetic research. Our lab uses well-established mouse models to examine different aspects of fear learning (e.g., acquisition, consolidation and extinction). These models allow us to investigate the role of different brain regions, in particular the amygdala, as well as neural cell populations, and the underlying gene regulation in these cells in fear processing. Read more about the Neurobiology of Fear and PTSD Lab here.
If you are interested in featuring your research lab, please download this flyer for more information or contact Astrid Masfar.
Mary Alvord, PhD
“Although I have been an ADAA member for more than 20 years, I have become most involved in the past 6 years. My draw in recent years has been the complementary blend of evidence-based science and clinical practice. Bridging the gap between science and practice isn’t just a good name for a symposium, it’s a necessity! Regularly attending the annual conferences, presenting and participating in webinars, and co-hosting ADAA live Twitter chats has provided another professional home. I have been an APA Public Education Coordinator for over a decade. The mission is to disseminate accurate information about mental health to the public, promote mental health, and reduce stigma.” Read more about Dr. Alvord and ADAA here.
Dr. Alvord has also launched a nonprofit organization, Resilience Across Borders, Inc., a 501(c)(3) dedicated to increasing the resilience of children and adolescents as well as decreasing barriers to intervention. Through clinical practice, research, and training, we strive to enhance resilience and mental health for all. Currently, they are implementing the Resilience Builder Program® in schools in the Washington DC area. This is a group therapy program based on the foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help children enhance their social competence and self-regulation. Check out the segment on NPR to hear more about the Resilience Builder Program®! They also hope to expand the non-profit to develop technologies (e.g. augmented reality) to further access to mental health information and services.
You can learn more about the organization at www.resilienceacrossborders.org, and stay up-to-date with Resilience Across Borders as well as learn more about current work being done in the field of resilience by following our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Recent ADAA Live Public Webinar
Thank you to ADAA board member Ken Goodman, LCSW for presenting a live public webinar (with 78 attendees participating) this past week on overcoming the fear of driving. There was a $10.00 donation fee for participants to attend and we raised $780.00 to support ADAA’s free public resources. This webinar also featured a former client of Ken’s who had struggled with the fear of driving. The recording of the webinar (free of charge to members) can be viewed here. We also invite you to read Ken’s blog post on this topic.
New ADAA Member Blog Post
Thoughts About Thoughts
by Martin Stork
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).
07/12/2019 Do Weighted Blankets Help With Anxiety and Insomnia?, U.S. News & World Report, Martin Anthony, PhD
07/10/2019 Could Our Efforts to Avoid Anxiety Only Be Making It Worse?, WashingtonPost.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/08/2019 What Apps Can Help With My Anxiety?, ModernWellnessGuide.com, Stephen Schueller, PhD
07/05/2019 The Unintended Consequences of Saying OCD Can Be Cured, PsychologyToday.com, Shala Nicely, LPC
07/05/2019 When New Mom Anxiety Isn’t Normal, SheKnows.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
07/02/2019 How to Make Anxiety Your Best Friend, TED.com, Luana Marques, PhD
07/01/2019 Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts, PsychologyToday.com, Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP and Sally Winston, PsyD
06/29/2019 Editorial: Neurobiological Models of Psychotherapy, Frontiersin.org, Arash Javanbakht, MD
06/29/2019 Health Books of 2019 That Are Worth Reading, TimesofIndia.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
06/27/2019 Your Burning Stress Questions: You Asked, Experts Answer!, NextTribe.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
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.
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 — Michael Ziffra, MD presents:
Coexisting Anxiety and ADHD: Addressing Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
Recent ADAA Recordings
Click here for a full listing of all ADAA on-demand webinars.
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (email@example.com).
Volume 36, Issue 7
FOCUS ON: The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health: PTSD and Beyond
Association between early‐life trauma and obsessive compulsive symptoms in community youth
Ran Barzilay, Ariana Patrick, Monica E. Calkins, Tyler M. Moore, Ruben C. Gur, Raquel E. Gur
Association between posttraumatic stress disorder severity and amygdala habituation to fearful stimuli
Ye Ji Kim, Sanne J.H. van Rooi, Timothy D. Ely, Negar Fani (ADAA Member), Kerry J. Ressler (ADAA Member), Tanja Jovanovic (ADAA Board Member), Jennifer S. Stevens (ADAA Member)
Not just in Philadelphia – But across the globe
James F. Leckman, Joanna Rubinstein
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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A recent study is highlighting the need for psychological assessments and monitoring for anxiety and depression among young people with life-limiting conditions.
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience via ScienceDaily
Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. First and foremost, such experiences activate the amygdala. In order for the brain to function properly, the siren must also be switched off again. For this, a restful REM sleep, the part of the sleep with the most vivid dreams, turns out to be essential.
The Lancet Psychiatry
Reports claiming that antidepressants are effective only in patients with severe depression have affected treatment guidelines, but these reports usually use a disputed measure of improvement, a decrease in the sum-score of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, and are based on group-level rather than patient-level data.
Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid bipolar disorder appear to have more severe disease, with a higher risk for suicide, and need specific treatment strategies, according to study results published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
The likelihood of developing first-onset depression is over eight times greater in adolescents with high familial risk for depression compared with adolescents with low familial risk, according to a study published in Journal of Affective Disorders.
International Journal of Hygeine and Environmental Health via Healio
Study findings published in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health indicated a link between a biomarker of pesticide exposure and youth depression symptoms.
Teenagers in agricultural communities whose acetylcholinesterase activity indicated greater exposure to cholinesterase inhibitor pesticides had greater depression symptoms than those with less exposure, the results showed.
According to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, both self-report and clinician rating should be used to fully assess depression in individuals. However, due to agreement between rating measures in symptom domains, self-report is sufficient to evaluate remission of major depressive disorder symptoms.
Psychology and Aging via Healio
Among combat-exposed male veterans, trajectories for depression and anxiety decreased until age 60 years before increasing in later life, according to study results.
These findings, published in Psychology and Aging, suggest that combat exposure is a hidden variable for mental health in the aging population, according to the researchers.
A range of studies reveal the powerful effects grief can have on the body. Grief increases inflammation, which can worsen health problems you already have and cause new ones. It batters the immune system, leaving you depleted and vulnerable to infection. The heartbreak of grief can increase blood pressure and the risk of blood clots. Intense grief can alter the heart muscle so much that it causes "broken heart syndrome," a form of heart disease with the same symptoms as a heart attack.
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