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||Social Anxiety SIG Peer Consultation Call
||ADAA’s 2021 Annual Conference Submissions Portal Opens
||Child and Adolescent SIG Peer Consultation Call
||OCD SIG Peer Consultation Call
||Positive Behavioral Strategies in Exposure Practice - Live Webinar
||Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients - Live Webinar
||Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls - Live Webinar
||Save the Date! 2021 ADAA Annual Conference
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA is excited to share our new professional education webinar submissions portal. Designed to easily capture all proposal information required for peer review and provide a seamless user experience all webinars can be submitted by clicking here. Have questions about the new portal or your proposal, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
ADAA offers a variety of live and recorded webinars for mental health professionals. Many ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits – right now there are 15 webinars eligible for CE/CME credit, with more added each month! Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
Live Webinar! Positive Behavioral Strategies in Exposure Practice
Presented by Erika Vivyan, PhD
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Live Webinar! Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Live Webinar! Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls
Presented by Scott Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
CE/CME Eligible ON DEMAND RECORDINGS - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Check out all CE/CME eligible on demand webinars.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
View a full list of all ADAA on demand webinars.
SAVE THE DATE FOR ADAA 2021
#ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Join your colleagues for more than 140 cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities.
ADAA is excited to launch a new conference submissions platform which will provide a streamlined, more user-friendly experience. The platform is expected to open on August 3, 2020. Registration information will be available online in late August.
While ADAA is looking forward to hosting our annual conference, we recognize that the impact of COVID-19 may interfere with our ability to convene a fully in-person conference in Boston in 2021. As such, ADAA is planning for a variety of contingencies including offering our conference as a hybrid meeting or a virtual conference.
ADAA will continue to monitor the health situation and will provide regular updates. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we pursue our options on how to best offer you a broad-ranging education program and an engaging conference experience. The health and safety of our conference participants, conference attendees, partners, and staff remain our top priority.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates.
ADAA Celebrates 40 Years
ADAA is 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. 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 recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. ADAA recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and staff of diverse individuals from a wide-range of organizations. As such, ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.
Please visit these ADAA website pages:
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group
Mental Health Resources for the Black Community
Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
Mental Health Resources for the Latinx/Hispanic Community
Mental Health Resources for the Asian America/Pacific Islander Communities
Recent Member Webinars:
Recent Member Blog Posts:
Recent Members in the News:
- Addressing Systemic Racism in Action: Understanding the Mental Health Professionals’ Tools for Change by Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD
- Understanding the Cracks: What COVID-19 Means for the Mental Health of the Marginalized in the United States and Opportunities for Response by Anna Bartuska, BS/BA, Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, and Luana Marques, PhD
- Transgender OCD: A New Theme Following a Familiar Pattern by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 by Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
- Protests, Racism and Our Children: Helping Kids Cope by Michelle Witkin, PhD
Visit ADAA’s resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies for coping with heightened anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 outbreak from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your colleagues and with your clients.
Recent Member Webinars
These webinars are provided on demand at no charge.
- OCD, COVID, and Return to Life, Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD
- Managing Anxiety in Turbulent Times, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Ken Goodman, LCSW, and David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
Recent Member Blog Posts
Recent Member News
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
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. Read more.
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)
Complimentary Webinar CE/CME Credits for All Members
ADAA is excited to announce as of August 17, 2020, ADAA will no longer require members to pay for CE/CME credits for live or on demand webinars. This new member benefit brings ADAA’s webinar registration policy in line with or Annual Conference and Fall Forum registration policies. We hope ADAA members will take advantage of this new benefit to augment their CE/CME credits.
This change only applies to registrations for webinars as of August 17th and will not be retroactively applied. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Wai Man Wong
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Special Interest Group Peer Consultation Calls
ADAA offers nine Special Interest Groups covering a variety of topics. All ADAA members are encouraged to sign up and participate. In particular, the OCD, Social Anxiety, and Child and Adolescent SIGs all offer monthly peer consultation calls. See the calendar at the beginning of this newsletter for the next set of dates! These calls are a great opportunity for early career professionals to seek advice and learn how their colleagues handle challenging situations. And, peer consultation calls are a great was for more established members to give-back to the ADAA community by offering their professional insights. Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominique Apollon, MEd, LPC
”I became involved with ADAA in 2018 and have been an active member of the Public Education Committee since. I chose to become a member of ADAA because of how resourceful and current they are with mental health topics.
"I enjoy being a part of an organization that is constantly striving to be the best mental health resource worldwide. ADAA is genuine and thoughtful in its approach to provide helpful tips, resources and evidence-based research. I have personally enjoyed being able to write blogs and assist in hosting and presenting webinars as an effort to educate others."
Read Dominique’s full member spotlight here.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts
Worried About Sending Your Kids Back to School? (public blog post)
by Paul Greene, PhD
10 Tips to Manage Re-Entry Anxiety Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (public blog post)
by Richa Bhatia, MD, FAPA
The Power of a Simple Thank You (public blog post)
by Stefanie Russman Block, PhD
ADAA Member Publications
New ADAA Professional Publications Webpage
ADAA has a new webpage dedicated to new publications from our members with a more professional focus. If you have a book intended for clinicians or highlighting new research, let us know.
Have you published a new book for the public Link to public page? Please let us know.
ADAA is also interested in highlighting our members' research. Please send us your recent research news for us to post and share.
New to SocialLink? Watch this Tutorial and You’ll be a Pro!
SocialLink is ADAA’s member only online community – your place to connect, chat, and learn. Getting involved on SocialLink is easy and allows you to expand your ADAA network and learn about up-coming events and new research or treatment information. If you’re not quite sure how to make the most of SocialLink, watch the short video tutorial to learn about all the helpful features available! Have questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
|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).
08/03/2020 The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening, Time.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
07/25/2020 Do You Have Intrusive Thoughts? Here’s How To Keep These Disturbing Ideas Under Control, YourTango.com, Paul Greene, PhD
07/23/2020 Free Mental Health Services That Offer Affordable and Accessible Support, Shape.com (ADAA's free resources are highlighted)
07/22/2020 Worldwide Prevalence' of OCD Higher in Women vs Men, Medscape.com, Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABPP
07/13/2020 Dear Anxiety, Please Drench My Armpits, PsychologyToday.com, Reid Wilson, PhD
07/11/2020 Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive, NPR.org, Mary Alvord, PhD
*ADAA is excited to see that the FCC unanimously approved 988 as a new three-digit suicide prevention hotline. They anticipate a 2022 launch date for this initiative and ADAA will keep our members apprised on the progress of this important intitiatve.*
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 39, Issue 6
FOCUS ON: GENOMICS AND TRAUMA: NATURE AND NURTURE
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
The genetic and environmental hierarchal structure of anxiety and depression in the UK Biobank
Genevieve Morneau-Vaillancourt, Jonathan R.I. Coleman, Kristin L. Purves, Rosa Cheesman, Christopher Rayner, Gerome Breen, Thalia C. Eley
Trajectories of childhood anxiety disorders in two generations at high risk
Greta A. Bushnell, Ardesheer Talati, Priya J. Wickramaratne, Marc J. Gameroff, Myrna M. Weissman (ADAA member)
A behavioral genetic investigation of conceptualizations of resilience in a female twin sample
Chelsea Sawyers, Erin D. Kurtz, Christina Sheerin, Hermine H. Maes, Kenneth S. Kendler, Ananda B. Amstadter
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
Per the ISI Journal Citation Reports Rankings for 2019, the Depression and Anxiety impact factor is 4.702. The journal ranks 21 of 146 in psychiatry journals; 8 of 77 in psychology journals; 8 of 130 for psychology clinical journals, and 15 of 142 for psychiatry social science journals. Google Scholar psychiatry journal ranks Depression and Anxiety #20 of 20.
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
Check Out ADAA’s Public E-Newsletter!
Triumph is ADAA’s monthly public-focused newsletter. July’s edition includes an exciting new look as well as helpful tips, stories, and resources for ADAA’s public community. We hope you’ll take a look and share with your clients and colleagues. Make sure you get Triumph directly in your email inbox each month by signing up here.
Taking Action Stories from our Public Community
ADAA regularly shares stories of how our public community is Taking Action to support ADAA and to break the stigma of mental illness.
Recently, Manas Jha shared his story in “Teacher, May I be Excused to the Toilet? Don’t Feel So Well. Not Sure Why, I Feel Nervous all the Time…”
“These are the words I could never say in school. Every day was a silent struggle... Praying my name wasn’t called in class, avoiding friends on the soccer field, and engaging in substances that I was far too young to experience. Now, 18 years on, I have a name for what I was going through – anxiety disorder. I was one out of 8 kids who typically suffer from this mental health condition. Being a topic that is often ignored and under-reported, most kids go untreated.”
Watch Manas’s video here, or read more of Manas’s story (or to see more Taking Action stories) here.
|Mental Health Community News
Mental Health American Announces Young Mental Health Leaders Council
The Young Mental Health Leaders Council is designed to identify young leaders (18-25) who have created programs and initiatives that fill gaps in available mental health supports and resources. These can be training programs, policy initiatives, nonprofits, apps, support groups, or more.
Selected members meet over the course of 6 months and co-develop an annual report with their ideas and guides to expanding or replicating their programs.
As part of the program, selected members will:
Click here to apply – applications dues by Friday, August 14, 2020.
- Attend monthly 90-minute meetings over a six-month term
- Receive one-on-one mentoring
- Contribute to an annual report
- Create and share social media content, including videos, posts, and blogs
- Receive opportunities to present at MHA local and national events and with MHA partners
- Join a network of young mental health leaders
- Receive a $500 stipend
Workshops in Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD and Pediatric OCD
The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania is offering an intensive four-day training workshop in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (EX\RP) Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on Monday, August 10th, through Thursday, August 13th. There will also be an additional one-day workshop for EX/RP therapy for pediatric OCD on Friday, August 14th.
This workshop is open to licensed mental health professionals and those working under a license. The workshop offers a small faculty-to-participant ratio.
Interested in attending this workshop? Register today. Questions? Email Thea Gallagher, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops in Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD and Pediatric OCD
Do you want to help anxiety research? Join a new online study looking at the mental health impact of COVID-19. In this study, NIMH asks you to fill out questionnaires, and perform a task based on monetary reward and loss. They are also planning to recontact you in approximately eight months to ask you to fill out questionnaires and complete a task again. Your participation is voluntary and you can stop participation at any time. They hope to learn about anxiety disorders and other mental health conditions in order to help people in the future. They do send updates of the findings to participants.
Compensation is provided.
If you are interested in learning more about the study, please go
Special PCSAS Newsletter Focused on Diversity Issues
The Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System’s July 2020 special issue “focuses on diversity-related topics in clinical science, to spur conversation about how best to address these issues in our field, particularly for BIPOC students.” To view this resource, click here.
To sign-up for future newsletters, click here.
|Ways You Can Support ADAA's Mission
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
A special thanks to ADAA Immediate Past President Beth Salcedo, MD, for hosting an ADAA Facebook Fundraiser. Dr. Salcedo’s Facebook Fundraiser raised more than $1,000 to help support ADAA’s mission of providing free mental health resources to our public community. Thank you for your ongoing support, Dr. Salcedo.
You and your Facebook friends can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA) by raising funds.
Read more and start your own ADAA fundraiser today.
You Can Support ADAA While You Shop!
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
The Wall Street Journal
There’s an accelerating push by psychologists and psychiatrists to identify stress
and trauma caused by racism—and develop interventions to address it.
The move comes out of a growing recognition that the impact of racism on the
mental health of Black people has often been ignored. This has led many patients to
be undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or not adequately treated for their distress, doctors
and therapists say. The most recent efforts are being led by a new generation of
Black psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health advocates.
Research has found a link between racism and psychological distress, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among Black people. “If you are not
thinking about societal, structural racism when it comes to Black mental health, you
are missing a big part of it,” says Sarah Y. Vinson, an associate professor of
psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
The pandemic is having profound effects on mental health for people around the world. One of the first longitudinal studies to assess COVID-19 related stressors and mental health symptoms, led by Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development, shows that many people will recover as the situation improves.
A preprint of the article, “Exposure to COVID-19 Pandemic Stress: Associations with Depression and Anxiety in Emerging Adults in the U.S.,” was published online on June 29 in PsyArXiv.
Intramural Research Program
Millions of Americans suffered from depression and anxiety even before COVID-19 began upending their lives. To make matters worse, the stresses of living through a pandemic might not only worsen mental health but could also wreak havoc on the brain itself. New IRP research has found that psychological stress damages blood vessels in the brains of mice and dramatically alters the behavior of genes in certain blood vessel cells.
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Though depression and anxiety can be serious and debilitating diseases, the tools we have to treat them are only partially understood by scientists and physicians. As their name suggests, antidepressant medications are commonly used to treat moderate to severe cases of depression. While physicians and researchers know the basics of what these medications do in the brain, they still don’t know how much of the effects are placebo and how much are real drug effects. These unknowns, along with the complex nature of the illness, mean doctors often have to try multiple antidepressants before they find one that works for each patient.
Children who receive a depression diagnosis in their primary school age have a substantially higher risk of a depression relapse during adolescence compared with children who did not receive a depression diagnosis during their primary school age, according to study results published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Boys demonstrated a higher relative risk of depression during early and late adolescence compared with girls.
Università di Trento via Medical Xpress
Tension while waiting for test results, the fear of not making it, the feeling of being under pressure, apprehension:These emotional states often come with physical illnesses like backache, headache, nausea, tachycardia, tremors, difficulty breathing, dizziness. These illnesses, which vary in intensity and duration, are all associated with anxiety, which includes a variety of disorders. While there is no definite cure for anxiety, neuro-scientific research is making progress to develop new diagnostic tools and more efficient treatments. A study conducted by researchers of the University of Trento, which has just been published in Scientific Reports, pursues these goals and helps draw a line between different aspects of anxiety and to find the best treatment for each one. The team of researchers focused on what goes on in the brain of people with the two main types of the condition: Trait and state anxiety, respectively the temporary and the stable, chronic form of the disease.
Individuals from the general population who have a major depressive episode and a history of psychotic symptoms present with more psychiatric comorbidities and an overall more severe clinical profile compared with patients with MDE but no history of psychotic symptoms, according to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Study results published in JAMA Network Open found that multiple aspects of religion and spirituality were associated with anxiety, depression, and fatigue among adolescent and young adults with cancer, all of which were indirectly associated with their sense of meaning and peace.
BMC Women's Health
National estimates of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and serious mental illness among delivering women over time, as well as associated outcomes and costs, are lacking. The prevalence of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and serious mental illness from 2006 to 2015 were estimated, as well as associated risk of adverse obstetric outcomes, including severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and delivery costs.
University of Colorado Denver via Medical Xpress
In college, young adults go through a developmental stage in which they experience many waves of success and failures. When failure is not handled properly, students may experience mental health issues, which may be difficult to overcome. But there is an easy tool that college students can use to fight stress, anxiety, and depression—yoga.
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