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Mental Wellness for Bhutan
ADAA Past President Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT, who has been volunteering in Bhutan with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), shares a July update and more pictures from her trip.
Congratulations to Natalie Arbid for Winning the Distinguished Student Leadership Award in Clinical Psychology
We would like to congratulate ADAA member Natalie Arbid on winning the Distinguished Student Leadership Award at UMass Boston! Natalie is one of ADAA's ambassadors for our Spanish HealthUnlocked community and has worked on several Spanish psychoeducational videos on anxiety and panic attacks that we have shared with our public community. Learn more about Natalie’s award here.
Just Announced! The #ADAA2020 Scientific Research Symposium
The Scientific Research Symposium features leaders in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. This year’s symposium features:
Learn more about the SRS topics and Register for #ADAA2020.
- “Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Stress Resilience from a Preclinical Perspective” - Scott Russo, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- “Translational Approaches to Understanding Stress Resilience” - Tallie Baram, MD, PhD, Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences, Director, Conte Center at UCI, University of California, Irvine
- “The Neural Mechanisms of Resilience during Human Development” - Nim Tottenham, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
- “Resilience and Psychotherapy-Training Resilience and Enhancing Extinction” - Michelle G. Craske, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Director, Anxiety & Depression Research Center; UCLA Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Submit a Session Now 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.
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!
Since 1998, the ADAA awards program (through the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program and the onald 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.
Special ADAA Rate: $229 Single/Double.
Please reserve your room at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter prior to February 24, 2020
Thank you to our Current Sponsors
Thank you to our Current Exhibitors
Lido Wellness Center
Renewed Freedom Center
Megan Blanton, MAC
Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi, PhD
Anita Faircloth, MSW
Julie Farrington, MD
Julie Hill, PhD
Samuel Klein, LMHC
Jon Richard, PsyD
Meredith Senter, MD
Sandra Wilson, BSW, MSSW
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 Member Dr. Patricia Zurita Ono Releases New ACT Workbook
Dr. Patricia Zurita Ono, PsyD discusses her newly released ACT workbook, ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full. "This workbook is dedicated to the best consultants I ever had: all the teens I worked with. It's my contribution to make ACT/ERP less of a mysterious thing and more accessible. This workbook makes ACT accessible to teens and brings to the forefront the Choice Point – a tool to help teens exercise their natural capacity to choose as a skill to face their fears when it matters."
Recent Research News:
- Treatment Expectancy, Motivation Linked to CBT Response in Body Dysmorphic Disorder, PsychiatryAdvisor, July 18, 2019 - ADAA members Sabine Wilhelm, PhD and Gail Steketee, PhD, and Greenberg JL, Phillips KA, and Hoeppner SS
- Editorial: Neurobiological Models of Psychotherapy, June 26, 2019, Frontiers in Behavioral Science, authored by ADAA member Arash Javanbakht and Cristina Maria Alberini
New ADAA Public Blog Posts
Demystifying Mental Compulsions and "Pure-O"
by Patricia Thornton, PhD
Can CBD Help with My Anxiety and Depression?
by Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD and Christopher D. Verrico, PhD
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).
07/25/2019 Fact vs. Fiction: Understanding OCD and Related Conditions, BCM, Eric Storch, PhD
07/23/2019 Clinical Psychology PhD Student Wins National Student Leadership Award, UMB, Natalie Arbid
07/22/2019 TMS Can Offer Relief from Anxiety, Healio, Lindsay Israel, MD
07/22/2019 'Failure to Launch': Poll Finds Many Older Teens Still Too Reliant on Parents, Health Day, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
07/19/2019 Renowned Specialist Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., Founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, Expands Facility and Opens The Missing Peace Center for the Brain, PRWeb, Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT
07/19/2019 Overcoming Anxiety Starts With Taking Control, Psychology Today, Alicia Clark, PsyD
07/19/2019 How PTSD Affects The Brain, According To Researchers, Bustle, Israel Liberzon, MD
07/18/2019 Treatment Expectancy, Motivation Linked to CBT Response in Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Psychiatry Advisor, Gail Steketee, PhD and Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
07/17/2019 Calling for A Culture of Caring, Real World Health Care, Ruth Lippin, LCSW
07/14/2019 How To Get Yourself To Work Out When You're Depressed, K Aleisha Fetters, Kevin Chapman, PhD
07/12/2019 Do Weighted Blankets Help with Anxiety and Insomnia, US News and World Report, Martin Antony, PhD
May 2019 Genomics and Psychological Resilience: A Research Agenda, Nature.com, Karmel Choi, PhD, Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH, Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD and Murray Stein, MD, MPH
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
Just Announced! Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Katharine Shear, MD presents:
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (email@example.com)
ADAA is fortunate to have a supportive community who is as committed to raising awareness to mental health as we are! We would like to thank a few of our public partners who are using their brands to help support our mission:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invites Applications for Standard Research Innovation Grants
AFSP is inviting applications for its Standard Research Innovation Grants program, where grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of new directions or initiatives in suicide research from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, and health services administration. Click here to learn more and apply.
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
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
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The Midwest has been drenched by rain and beset by floods. California is bracing for wildfires after several years of record-breaking burns. Hurricane season is just getting into gear in the Atlantic Ocean, which has been hit by more storms than usual over the past three years, and those storms have been above-average in intensity. Heat waves have been increasing across the country for decades. Just last weekend, New Yorkers were being warned to use less air conditioning to prevent blackouts — and to charge their phones for when the blackouts would inevitably happen. Public health organizations and media talk a lot about the “new normal” — the idea that, as climate changes, disasters that were once rare events are increasingly common. That could also translate to a new normal for mental health. What does it mean for our emotions when summer is spent waiting for something bad to happen?
Anxiety is a common comorbidity among drug-naive individuals with first-episode major depressive disorder, according to cross-sectional study data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. “[O]ur findings have important implications for clinical practice, because the understanding and treatment of anxious symptoms in early acute phase of MDD may lead to better outcomes,” the researchers concluded.
Although major depressive disorder is less common among African American men than white men, African American men with depressive symptoms often are misdiagnosed. What’s more, African American men face more chronic MDD and greater impairment from it. For example, African American men more often experience severe effects in their work life — 37.2 percent compared to 28.9 percent among whites — as well as in their relationships. And when African American men experience serious mental health challenges, they far too infrequently get the help they need; in fact, non-Hispanic African American men seek mental health services significantly less often than whites and African American women.
Living with anxiety can be tough — your thoughts might race, you might dread tasks others find simple (like driving to work) and your worries might feel inescapable. But loving someone with anxiety can be hard too. You might feel powerless to help or overwhelmed by how your partner's feelings affect your daily life.
If so, you're not alone: Multiple studies have shown that anxiety disorders may contribute to marital dissatisfaction.
People who have autism spectrum disorder have a lifetime rate of depression that is nearly four times greater than that of the general population. Depression in ASD is shown to greatly impact quality of life. This dual diagnosis is linked to an increased need for medication and caregivers with an increased risk for self-harm and suicide.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits.
Researchers in North Carolina, Chicago and Toronto are collaborating on a large-scale study aimed at determining whether behavioral healthcare services delivered by telemedicine can help new mothers dealing with anxiety and depression.
The five-year study, funded by a $13.2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, will also test whether a nurse can deliver these services with the same quality of care as a specialist.
It’s not easy for parents to decide to get help when their young kids appear to be struggling with their mental health. Parents often aren’t sure what emotions and behaviors are normal, and what are of concern.
“A lot of times families come in, and they’ve heard, 'Well this is just a phase, we heard they were going to grow out of it.' And so they just waited,” said Dr. Kendra Read, head of Anxiety Programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health via ScienceDaily
A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research.
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