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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistance in Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
1 Week Left to Submit Your 2018 Conference Abstract!
The submission deadline for presentations, workshops, roundtables, symposia, and the Ignite Symposia is Monday, Aug. 14. Submissions related to the theme of treatment-resistant depression, pharmacotherapy, complementary and alternative treatments, and all depression topics will be given preference.
Learn more about submission guidelines and submit today!
ADAA's Public Education Committee
The purpose of the Public Education Committee is to improve and expand public education and outreach about anxiety and mood disorders, OCD and PTSD through webinars, social and other media, and collaborations.
PEC Co-Chair Neal Sideman
Neal Sideman recovered from disabling panic disorder & agoraphobia in 1998. For the last 19 years, he has served as a self-help advocate, and an internationally-known coach and teacher for people recovering from panic disorder and agoraphobia. Neal's website, paniccure.com, has reached over 400,000 people. Since 1999, Neal has provided support, guidance and coaching to over 3,000 people working for their recovery from panic disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder.
ADAA was essential to Neal's recovery. In 1997, he came across Jerilyn Ross' book "Triumph Over Fear." He contacted ADAA, and found his amazing CBT therapist as a result. After completing his recovery work, Neal joined ADAA. He attended his first ADAA conference in San Diego, in 1999. The following year, the journal of the ADAA, The ADAA Reporter, published Neal's essay: "How I Achieved My Cure of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: An Open Letter to Those on the Healing Path." Neal started giving presentations at ADAA conferences in 2005. In 2011, Neal was invited to participate in the newly-formed ADAA Public Education Committee, under Sally Winston's leadership. Sally initiated the public education webinars the following year, and Neal began hosting and then helping to organize the webinar series. Neal is excited to continue contributing to ADAA's mission!
PEC Co-Chair Debra Kissen
Dr. Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light On Anxiety Treatment Center. Dr. Kissen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Kissen is the author of the Panic Workbook for Teens and is an active contributor to the Huffington Post and shares information on empirically supported treatment for anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Kissen has completed advanced training in CBT for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), including skin picking, hair pulling and nail biting. Dr. Kissen also has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their application for anxiety disorders.
I was lucky enough to do my early practicums under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Karen Cassiday who is now president of ADAA. I learned from Dr. Cassiday that time spent with ADAA is one of the best professional investments that I could make. Through continuing education, professional connections and additional contact with mental health consumers, ADAA is truly my professional home. I have always had a passion for enhancing dissemination of empirically supported treatment protocols to mental health consumers. The public education committee offers a wonderful opportunity to create innovative programming to reach mental health consumers where they are, not just in the treatment room. I hope the future of mental health care delivery will allow for many more opportunities to expand access to mental health care through public education initiatives such as those spearheaded at ADAA.
Interested in learning more about how you can get involved with the Public Education Committee?
Please contact Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Debra at Drdebra@lightonanxiety.com.
Interested in joining an ADAA Special Interest Group (SIG)? The Multicultural Advances SIG is seeking new members. The Multicultural Advances SIG encourages collaboration, communication, education, research, mentoring and networking focused on multicultural issues within anxiety, depression and related disorders. This SIG aims to facilitate increased attention on topics and issues concerning diversity and multiculturalism within ADAA and in the field in general, and encourages discussion, collaboration and research among researchers, clinicians and stakeholders interested in meeting the mental health needs of diverse underserved communities. Please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager to learn more.
- 13 Genius Ways To Lessen Your Anxiety In The Morning, According To Experts, Bustle, Aug. 3, 2017, Nina F. Rifkind, LCSW, ACS
- Feedback-Based Therapy Reflecting Activity Level in Brain Cells Decreased Depression Symptoms for Some in Preliminary Test, Aug. 1, 2017, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Greg J. Siegle, PhD
- 11 Tips for Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Aug. 1, 2017, Reader's Digest, Karen Cassiday, PhD
- Don't Bring it Home: 5 Tips to Keep Your Work Burnout From Affecting Relationships, July 26, 2017, Idealist, Beth Salcedo, MD
Give the Gift of Stress Relief! Know someone is heading off to college soon? Send them off with this new ADAA College Stress Relief Kit and support ADAA at the same time. The kit contains a backpack, fidget toys, a stress ball, a mood bracelet, two college focused helpful brochures re. managing stress and anxiety, a stress tip wallet card and some healthy snacks. ADAA also offers a regular stress relief kit that includes a backpack, stress ball, magic cube, lanyard, mood bracelet and other fidget toys.
Learn more and purchase your kit(s) today.
Depression and Daily Life, by Haesue Jo, MA, BetterHelp
- How to Optimize Your Work with Immigrants In our Current Political Climate: 5 Tips for Successful Interventions
Sept. 14 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Featuring: Heidi Montoya, PhD
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the stressors and mental health difficulties that immigration populations tend to experience and how the stressors have changed in light of the current sociopolitical climate. Additionally, strategies aimed at improving the care and wellbeing of immigrants will be reviewed. This webinar will also highlight harmful myths and erroneous beliefs about the immigration population in the U.S. This webinar is eligible for 1 CE.
OCD & Strategic Pressure: Working with Treatment Resistant Children & Adult Children Living @Home
Sept. 22 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Featuring:Jonathan Grayson, PhD
This webinar will discuss identifying clients for whom Strategic Pressure (a treatment approach that can be used by therapists to work with the parents of treatment refusing children to pressure them into treatment) is suitable and how to educate your partners who are the parents of the treatment resistant/refusing child, in their new role. The steps to institute Strategic Pressure will be presented and illustrated with case illustrations. There are a number of phases in treatment from initial presentation to the gradual transition of the treatment refuser to a treatment user. This presentation will help therapists to navigate all of the pitfalls for each of these. Eligible for 1 CE.
Marketing Your Practice Online: Social Media and Beyond
Oct. 4 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Featuring: Helene Sobin, MBA and Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP
Ms. Sobin and Dr. Sachs will share insights on the importance of creating an online brand and presence, as well as strategies on how to effectively market your practice on-line.
Although social media can be an important component to promoting your practice, without a good brand identity and on-line presence it can be difficult to break through the clutter.
Learn about important actions you can take to strengthen your brand, clarify your message, and claim online profiles such as Healthgrades, Google My Business and Yelp. Ms. Sobin offers practice-building advice to mental health professionals and physicians throughout the country, providing her clients with customized marketing strategies that attract new patients and increase profitability. Dr. Sachs will describe her process in developing a strong brand with a clear target audience, with a consideration in balancing privacy, credibility, professionalism and personal style. She will discuss how she has used Twitter, Facebook and other online tools to enhance her reputation and increase referrals. We will review various social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook. Twitter and Instagram, and provide suggestions about which might be most relevant for clinicians. This webinar is not eligible for CEs.
Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry on Management of Treatment- Resistant Depression
Oct. 18 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Featuring: Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
This presentation will focus on the factors associated with treatment-resistance including a history of child abuse and neglect, prominent anxiety and certain comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions. The importance of accurate diagnosis will be highlighted including family history and evaluation for medical disorders associated with poor treatment response such as hypothyroidism and hypogonadism. Once a patient has failed an adequate trial of an antidepressant, a decision to either: 1) increase the dose of the current antidepressant, 2) engage in combination therapy of the current agent and another antidepressant or evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g. CBT), 3) utilize an augmentation strategy by adding an agent (e.g. lithium or T3) that is not an effective antidepressant, but when added to an antidepressant converts non-remitters to remitters, 4) switch to an entirely different antidepressant class, e.g. SSRI→SNRI or SSRI→MAOI 5) use a somatic non-pharmacological approach such as rTMS, VNS, or ECT. The evidence for these approaches will be summarized.
Finally, the status of experimental treatments including ketamine and DBS will be discussed. Eligible for 1 CE.
PTSD: From Cells to Communities
Nov. 2 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Featuring: Dr. Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
PTSD is common, debilitating and poses a significant risk for suicide. Furthermore, while it is common in veterans, many are not aware of its prevalence in America's impoverished, urban neighborhoods that have high rates of violence. Several risk factors for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma survivors have been identified. These include severity and duration of the trauma, childhood abuse and neglect and lack of family or social support. Understanding the role of violence, poverty, and other components of high-risk environments is important for progress in stemming the cycles of risk in communities. Dr. Ressler will highlight recent progress in fear learning and memory, differential genetic susceptibility to disorders of fear, and how these findings are being applied to the understanding, treatment and possible prevention of fear disorders. Eligible for 1 CE.
Upcoming fall 2017 professional education webinars. Confirmed dates/times and registration information will be posted on the ADAA Professional Education Webinar website page as they are finalized.
Webinar CE Information
- December 6 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET: How to Conquer Negative Thinking Habits and Depression Through CBT. Mary K. Alvord, PhD
- December 14 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET: Mining for Gold: How to Work Around Traditional Research Funding Sources by Using Crowdfunding and Novel Strategies to Get Your Work Funded. Bruce Riser, PhD
- January 11 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET: Treating the Family: Addressing Family Accommodations in the Treatment of OCD. Jami Socha, PhD and Laura Lokers, LMSW
- January 25 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET: Exercise and Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Jasper A. Smits, PhD
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. ADAA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. APA Approval Number: 739-26163171.
- ADAA SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0316.
- ADAA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Depression and Anxiety, the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, is available online. ADAA members can subscribe at no charge. 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.
August 2017 Issue — Volume 34, Issue 8
Issue Focus: Impact of Childhood Maltreatment and Traumatic Stress
Research articles in this issue include two contributions by ADAA members: John C. Markowitz (History of Sexual Trauma Moderates Psychotherapy Outcome for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), and Gregory S. Chasson (Transdiagnostic Emotional Vulnerabilities Linking Obsessive-Compulsive and Depressive Symptoms in a Community-Based Sample of Adolescents).
Meta-analysis of interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in adult survivors of mass violence in low- and middle-income countries, Nexhmedin Morina P.h.D., Mina Malek, MS, Angela Nickerson, Ph.D., Richard A. Bryant, Ph.D
Associations of childhood bullying victimization with lifetime suicidal behaviors among new U.S. Army soldiers, Laura Campbell-Sills Ph.D., Ronald C. Kessler Ph.D., Robert J. Ursano M.D., Anthony J. Rosellini Ph.D., Tracie O. Afifi Ph.D., Lisa J. Colpe Ph.D., M.P.H., Steven G. Heeringa Ph.D., Matthew K. Nock Ph.D., Nancy A. Sampson B.A., Jitender Sareen M.D., Michael Schoenbaum Ph.D., Xiaoying Sun M.S., Sonia Jain Ph.D., Murray B. Stein M.D., M.P.H., the Army STARRS Collaborators
Predictors of PTSD 40 years after combat: Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans longitudinal study, Maria M. Steenkamp Ph.D., William E. Schlenger Ph.D., Nida Corry Ph.D., Clare Henn-Haase Psy.D., Meng Qian Ph.D., Meng Li M.A., Danny Horesh Ph.D., Karen-Inge Karstoft Ph.D., Christianna Williams Ph.D., Chia-Lin Ho Ph.D., Arieh Shalev M.D., Richard Kulka Ph.D., Charles Marmar M.D.
Learn more about the Journal
Registration is open for the 2017 National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Annual Conference! Join NNDC experts from some of the nation's leading academic depression research centers to learn the latest scientific developments, explore pathways for translating research into clinical care, and develop collaborations with colleagues and industry partners to educate, destigmatize, and improve the lives of those living with depressions and bipolar illnesses. The 2017 NNDC Annual Conference will take place Sept. 25-27 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The theme for this year's event is Precision Psychiatry for Depressions and Bipolar Illnesses. Please note that that discounted tickets are available for non-members employed at nonprofit and academic organizations.
Visit nndc.org/nndc-annual-conference to register or email email@example.com.
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Emerging research suggests adolescent depression increases the risk of violence later in life. Using a longitudinal study design, investigators discovered a consistent pattern of teen depression then increased risk of later violence. The study appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
Although there are medications to treat depression, many scientists aren't sure why they're effective and why they don't work for everyone. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who don't respond to medications already on the market.
Medical News Today
A series of new studies brings yoga one step closer to becoming a recommended treatment for depression, after finding that the practice can help to reduce symptoms of the condition. It is estimated that around 16.1 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one depressive episode in the past 12 months, making depression one of the most common mental health disorders in the country.
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Researchers have called on Netflix to remove the show "13 Reasons Why" and edit its content before reposting, due to concerns that the show may inspire viewers to act on suicidal thoughts. Findings from the study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The shows plot revolves around the suicide of a 16-year-old girl and the tapes she left behind which explain her reasons for taking her life.
The suicide rate among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 reached a 40-year high in 2015, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics. In the shorter term, the suicide rate for those girls doubled between 2007 and 2015, the research indicates.
By comparison, the 2015 suicide rate for boys in this age group was lower than in the peak years of the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
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The haunting Instagram posts that an Ivy League college athlete posted shortly before she killed herself are raising questions over whether social media could be linked to depression, especially for teenage girls, according to the author of a new book. In January 2014, 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania track star Madison Holleran's suicide rocked her community and college campus.
There is no association between intellectual disability (and maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Instead, researchers attributed the association to a mechanism tied to such other factors as parental age and the mother's psychiatric disorders.
More U.S. babies go through drug withdrawal after birth these days, and researchers say doctors' prescribing practices are partly to blame. Moms-to-be who take prescription opioid painkillers plus psychiatric drugs for depression or anxiety have a 30 to 60 percent greater risk of giving birth to an infant in withdrawal than those taking opioids alone, researchers found.
A new study for the first time has described how SSRIs initiate their action by targeting a particular type of nerve cell. The findings, published last week in the journal Neuron, may provide a path to new antidepressants that would not only be safer to use than existing ones, but that would also act more quickly.
Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide, a standing to which it has progressed steadily over the past 20 years. Yet research shows a rather interesting pattern: depression is far more prevalent in Western cultures, such as the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand, than in Eastern cultures, such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China.
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