This message was sent to ##Email##
||Social Anxiety SIG Peer Consultation Call
||Positive Behavioral Strategies in Exposure Practice - Live Webinar
||Child and Adolescent SIG Peer Consultation Call
||Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients - Live Webinar
||OCD SIG Peer Consultation Call
||Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls - Live Webinar
||#ADAA2021 Sessions Submissions Deadline
||Fall Forum - Anxiety and Worry in Youth
||#ADAA2021 New Research Poster and Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award Submissions Deadline
||Save the Date! 2021 ADAA Annual Conference
Reminder! New ADAA Donor-Funded Diversity Membership Opportunity
ADAA is excited to announce a new donor-funded membership opportunity made possible through the fundraising efforts of ADAA member Krystal Lewis, PhD.
This is a wonderful opportunity for early career professionals and students of color to become involved with an evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and mission driven organization dedicated to bringing the latest in scientific advancement to our professional and public communities. Joining ADAA’s professional community opens the door to enhancing leadership skills and to learning from and networking with a diverse international peer community of mental health professionals and students committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with anxiety disorders and depression.
This opportunity will provide one-year ADAA memberships to five graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MS/MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), intern, resident, or postdoctoral fellow whose area of focus is in the field of anxiety or depression, and related disorders. These scholarships are open for trainees of color who are working within these fields.
Click here for eligibility criteria, application requirements, and additional information. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
ADAA Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 Annual Conference, Resilience & Recovery: From Research to Practice
#ADAA2021 will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Join your colleagues for cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities.
The 2021 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 41st 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. Watch ADAA’s Submissions Tutorial Video. Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates. Registration information will be available by late August 2020.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19:
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.
- ATTENTION ACCEPTED 2020 SESSION PRESENTERS:
ADAA is pleased to announce that all accepted submissions for the 2020 Annual Conference will be automatically accepted for the 2021 conference and will not require additional peer review. Please note, however, that ADAA has launched a new submissions portal for 2021 so you must resubmit your 2020 accepted presentation. While ADAA encourages you to update your data as appropriate the overall topic cannot be changed. If you wish to submit a new session abstract, it must be treated as a new submission.
ADAA Encourages New Research Poster Submissions. Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. Poster sessions are interactive and provide an opportunity to interact with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings, and share information. Regardless of the final format of the 2021 Annual Conference, ADAA will be incorporating poster sessions. Click here for more information or click here to begin your submission.
Apply for the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award:
ADAA offers an annual award to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. Click here to begin your application.
Attention Mental Health Community Exhibitor and Sponsor Partners
We are excited to welcome you back to #ADAA2021! Check the Exhibitor and Sponsor pages for more information in September. Interested in securing your exhibit spot of sponsor benefits now? Please email ADAA at email@example.com.
|ADAA Professional Education
Complimentary Webinar CE/CME Credits for All Members
ADAA is excited to announce that as of August 17, 2020, ADAA no longer requires 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.
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 14 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
This 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
ADAA Announces 2020 Virtual Fall Forum: Anxiety and Worry in Youth
The 2020 ADAA Virtual Fall Forum – October 29, 2020 from 12-3 pm EST – will focus on anxiety and worry in youth, a transdiagnostic issue affecting children, teens, and emerging adults and will address the ways in which technology can be harnessed to address these challenges. An interdisciplinary group of speakers will present on biological and psychosocial mechanisms and interventions.
The fall forum will be eligible for 2 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after the live session. Registration Coming Soon.
Click here for more information as it becomes available.
ADAA ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITH CE/CME CREDITS - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Check out all CE/CME eligible on demand webinars.
ADAA ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
View a full list of all ADAA on demand webinars.
ADAA is excited to share our new professional education webinar submissions portal. Designed to easily capture all proposal information required for peer review and to 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).
Check out this new webinar portal tutorial video for helpful tips on submitting your professional education webinar proposal.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Lauren Wadsworth, PhD
”I became a member of ADAA my first year of graduate school (2012). My mentor, Dr. Sarah Hayes-Skelton, highly recommended the annual conference as a way to gain additional training and insights on treating anxiety and researching mechanisms of anxiety development and treatment. Since then, I have attended the conference yearly.
"I enjoy the conference as a way to connect with other anxiety researchers and clinicians. I appreciate that the conference has historically felt more focused on clinical work and is smaller/more intimate than other conferences I have attended. I also appreciate that ADAA has explicitly committed to increasing the percentage of multiculturally informed presentations and roundtables. Most recently, I have valued serving as a co-chair of the Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group with Dr. Briana Woods-Jaeger.”
Read Lauren's full member spotlight here.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts
For School Professionals – Three Steps to Master Back-to-school COVID-19 Anxiety (public blog post)
by Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
5 Steps for Successful Teletherapy Across State Lines (professional blog post)
by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD
A To-Do List for White Psychologists (and other Anti-Racist Allies) in 2020 (professional blog post)
by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD
ADAA Member Publications and Research News
Introducing Mental Health for All
Are you looking for additional resources to support your mental health during these stressful times?
The Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital recently released a free online course, featuring ADAA President Luana Marques, PhD, for individuals, teams, and organizations seeking skills for navigating stressful situations. In this course, participants will meet three individuals who learn and practice science-based skills for building resilience. Anyone enrolled in the course will have the opportunity to test their own knowledge of the skills and begin applying them in their own lives.
Study on Effect of Yoga on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
ADAA members Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, Stefan Hofmann, PhD, and Elizabeth Hoge, MD with collaborators Eric Bui, MD, Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Susanne Hoeppner PhD, and David Rosenfield, PhD authored a newly published study in JAMA Psychiatry entitled "Efficacy of Yoga vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Stress Education for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
In this randomized clinical trial of 226 adults with generalized anxiety disorder, 12-week group treatment with either Kundalini yoga or CBT was more effective than the stress education control condition, but the non-inferiority test did not find Kundalini yoga to be as effective as CBT. However, after six months of follow-up, the CBT response remained significantly better than stress education (the control therapy), while yoga was no longer significantly better, suggesting CBT may have more robust, longer-lasting anxiety-reducing effects.
“Generalized anxiety disorder is common, impairing and often undertreated,” Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc, of the department of psychiatry at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Although evidence-based treatments, such as CBT and medication, are available, not all people with this disorder are willing or able to access them. Yoga is a popular stress reduction strategy, but little was known about how effective it is in treating a clinical anxiety disorder. This study filled a gap by examining Kundalini yoga, a multicomponent form of yoga, under rigorous conditions compared with a control condition and compared with the first-line psychosocial treatment CBT.” She added, “Although CBT effects were more robust and persistent, our findings demonstrate that yoga, which is safe and widely available, can improve symptoms for some people with GAD at least short term and could be a valuable tool in an overall treatment plan.”
Stefan G. Hoffman, PhD of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University notes “Given its efficacy, CBT should be made more accessible. Yoga classes are widely available, but this is certainly not the case for CBT classes. The study also shows that not all psychological treatments work the same way and they differ in their effectiveness. The study suggests that CBT works by changing problematic thinking styles, such as worrying, whereas yoga and stress education work via differently mechanisms that have not yet been explored. More research on the treatment mechanisms are needed.”
The study was funded by grants from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to Drs Simon and Hofmann." Click here to read the study.
Have you published a research or article or book for the public or professional communities? ADAA member publications on ADAA website. Please email us.
|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).
08/18/2020 How to Deal with Health Anxiety During COVID-19, and Beyond, Shape.com, Ken Goodman, LCSW
08/17/2020 The social anxiety playbook: Defeat your demons, BigThink.com, Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
08/17/2020 Kundalini yoga effective for reducing anxiety, Healio, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/17/2020 Coronavirus Fatigue | From the Editor, Pikes Peak Courier, Luana Marques, MD
08/16/2020 New Study Shows Surprising Benefits Of Yoga To Deal With Anxiety And Stress, Forbes.com, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/15/2020 Scientists Compared Yoga and Therapy for Chronic Anxiety, With Mixed Results, Science Alert, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/14/2020 Study of more than 100 modifiable factors for depression identifies social connection as the strongest protective factor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Karmel Choi, PhD and Jordan Smoller, MD ScD
08/14/2020 Yoga offers short-term benefits for people with chronic, debilitating anxiety, study suggests, MinnPost, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/13/2020 Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You, Healthy Day, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/13/2020 Yoga Shown to Improve Anxiety, New Study Confirms, Neuroscience News & Research, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 For Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Should You Try Kundalini Yoga?, Psychology Today, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 Study shows that doing yoga can help reduce anxiety, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 Yoga Shown to Improve Anxiety, Study Finds, NYU Langone Health NewsHub, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 Doing YOGA helps fight anxiety and is better at reducing symptoms than traditional stress management, study suggests, DailyMail.com, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 Efficacy of Yoga vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Stress Education for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder - A Randomized Clinical Trial, JN Learning, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/12/2020 Efficacy of Yoga vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Stress Education for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder - A Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA Psychiatry, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc and Stefan Hofmann, PhD
08/11/2020 Quarantine FOMO: Why you may still fear missing out, even when everything is canceled, USA Today, Kevin Chapman, PhD
08/11/2020 What Happens When You Get Old?, The Caring Generation Talk Radio, Suma Chand, Phd
08/11/2020 More Young Adults are Suffering From Depression Among Coronavirus, Wall Street Journal, Mary Alvord, PhD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 37, Issue 8
FOCUS ON: COVID-19 AND MORE
Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH - Editor-in-Chief
A healthcare workers' mental health crisis line in the age of COVID‐19
Robert E. Feinstein, Sussann Kotara, Barbara Jones, Donna Shanor, Charles B. Nemeroff (ADAA President Elect and Chief Medical Officer)
Serotonin system genes and hoarding with and without other obsessive-compulsive traits in a population-based, pediatric sample: A genetic association study
Vanessa M. Sinopoli, Lauren Erdman, Christie L. Burton, Laura S. Park, Annie Dupuis, Janet Shan, Tara Goodale, S-M Shaheen, Jennifer Crosbie, Russell J. Schachar, Paul D. Arnold
Positive and negative valence systems in major depression have distinct clinical features, response to antidepressants, and relationships with immunomarkers
Gustavo C. Medeiros, A. John Rush, Manish Jha, Thomas Carmody, Jennifer L. Furman, Andrew H. Czysz, Joseph M. Trombello, Crystal M. Cooper, Madhukar H. Trivedi (ADAA Member)
Long-term trajectories of anxiety and depression in patients with stable coronary heart disease and risk of subsequent cardiovascular events
Raphael S. Peter, Michelle Meyer, Ute Mons, Ben Schottker, Ferdinand Keller, Roman Schmucker, Wolfgang Koenig, Hermann Brenner, Dietrich Rothenbacher
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
Interested in submitting an article? View the Depression and Anxiety Submissions Guidelines.
ADAA Named an Association Poised to Save the World
ADAA is thrilled to be named one of the 100 Associations That Will Save the World by the American Society for Association Executives. Our ADAA members and their extraordinary efforts, especially in the face of COVID-19, directly led to the recognition. Thank you for the work you do for the mental health community.
Click here to read more and see more organizations making a difference now.
ADAA Partners with Heard Mental Health
ADAA is excited to be partnering with Heard - a professional learning community for therapists - to provide new e-learning content to our members. Going forward we will be sharing blog posts, webinars, and other trainings from this new community of resources.
In case you missed it last week, "Launching Your Private Practice" – the first webinar offered to ADAA members through this new partnership - is available on demand at no charge!
|Mental Health Community News
APA Seek Nominations for Guideline Development Panel
The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Advisory Steering Committee for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines is seeking nominations of individuals to serve on a guideline development panel that will produce an updated version of APA’s 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults. The Advisory Steering Committee seeks to produce an updated version that will be approved as policy by the APA Council of Representatives by 2022 or as soon as feasible, in keeping with the widely accepted recommendation that clinical practice guidelines be considered for updating at least every five years.
Individuals, including those from disciplines outside of psychology and members of the broader community who are affected by PTSD, are encouraged to self-nominate. Nominees who will enhance the diversity of the panel membership and the perspectives represented on the panel are particularly encouraged to apply. Individuals who previously served on the guideline development panel that produced the 2017 guideline are eligible to be considered.
Please email all nominations and supporting materials to the APA Clinical Practice Guidelines mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59 pm (ET) September 28, 2020. Click here for more information.
The National Network of Depression Centers is going Virtual
The NNDC is thrilled to offer its first-ever Virtual Conference on October 1-2. We're even more excited about our conference theme Advances in Psychiatry: COVID-19 and Beyond. Join us for two engaging, short days of great conversation. Click the link to learn more and purchase your ticket: https://nndc.org/annual-conference/.
For more information or to register, click here.
The American Psychological Foundation has several award and scholarship opportunities – with deadlines approaching in mid-June and over the summer. Specifically:
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: $8,500
Due: September 15, 2020
Up to $8,500 to support innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related
APF/ Division 39 Grant: $6,000
New due date: September 15, 2020
$6,000 to support efforts in education, research and service that advance and encourage the
field of psychoanalysis.
Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland: $15,000
Due: September 15, 2020
$15,000 to support the investigation of how personality, culture, and environment influence
work behavior and health.
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/stuart-grant
Apply online for all programs here. Questions? Email APF’s program coordinator, Julia, at email@example.com.
|Ways You Can Support ADAA's Mission
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
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!
Did you know that when you shop on Amazon you can also support ADAA year-round by selecting us as your charity of choice? AmazonSmile is 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.
The Negative Thoughts Workbook
offers a step-by-step program to help your clients target their overwhelming negative thoughts, and develop skills to effectively cope with harmful thinking. This book offers a transdiagnostic, CBT-based approach that can help your clients to learn how to break the cycle of addictive thinking so they can finally experience some peace and relief. Enter
for your chance to win a copy!
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via ScienceDaily
A new study demonstrates that people are more concerned about whether their family members could contract COVID-19 or if they are unknowingly spreading the virus themselves than they are with contracting it. The study also shows how increased resilience is able to reduce rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
The Washington Post
Around the country, school leaders are trying to anticipate how mental health burdens will shape what unfolds in classrooms and via screens during a school year in which the trauma is likely to worsen. Some school districts, such as Los Angeles Unified, are running hotlines to provide guidance and connect families to services. Other schools are offering grief training to teachers, counseling them on how to recognize signs of distress, and encouraging them to attend to their own emotional well-being. Still others are setting up virtual “wellness rooms” and unveiling new or expanded “social-emotional curricula” to help students process their feelings.
Ronald W. Pies, MD writes, "A recently released survey from the Centers for Disease Control found that from June 24-30, 2020, adults in the United States reported 'considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with COVID-19.' Using validated screening instruments, the CDC survey found that, overall, 40.9 percent of 5470 respondents reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including those who reported symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder; trauma-related symptoms; new or increased substance use, or thoughts of suicide. The prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression were substantially higher than reported in 2019, and people with pre-existing (clinically diagnosed) psychiatric disorders reported an even higher prevalence of symptoms, compared with those without an established diagnosis. So, yes, many folks are indeed suffering.
All this has led many news outlets to declare a 'mental health pandemic' or 'secondary pandemic,' amidst the already devastating COVID-19 pandemic. I found about 145,000 results, searching the term, 'mental health pandemic' on Google. Indeed, several respected mental health professionals have taken to using this linguistically awkward term. And yet, while well-intentioned, the casual and colloquial use of the term 'pandemic' is not warranted in this context."
Cerner Ambulatory Practice Management
Specialty Practice Management is a complete front- and back-office solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this comprehensive solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that prevent or delay insurance reimbursement.
Apply your clinical expertise online - part-time or full-time, on your own time. No need to worry about billing, insurance, or panels, so you can truly focus on providing therapy. With a flexible supply of referrals and our all-in-one platform, Betterhelp is the easiest way to provide therapy online.
A new study found that people searched for severe anxiety-related information at record highs in March when the coronavirus pandemic was first declared a national emergency.
Researchers analyzed Google Trends for terms such as “anxiety” or “panic” in combination with “attack” emerging from the U.S. dating back 16 years, according to the study.
Most of the searches occurred between March 16, shortly after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, and April 14.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for most, but it has been especially challenging for older adults in the U.S. with pre-existing mental health conditions.
A team, led by Megan E. Hamm, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of General Internal Medicine, determined the overall effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of geriatric adults with pre-existing major depressive disorder.
University of Bristol via Medical Xpress
Younger teenagers in the South West of England felt less anxious and more connected to school when they were away from it during the COVID-19 global pandemic public lockdown, a first-of-its-kind study has found.
The striking results of research led by the University of Bristol are published today by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research in a report which raises questions about the impact of the school environment on young people's mental health and calls for more support to help them when they return to the classroom.
Anxiety is not considered a core feature of autism spectrum disorder in adults, but generalized anxiety disorder is autism’s most common comorbid condition. Accurately diagnosing and treating anxiety is crucial since it greatly impacts core aspects of ASD, such as repetitive behaviors and social issues.
In a recent study, metacognitive beliefs about worry and rumination were found to predict anxiety and depression, through their influence on perseverance behaviors. These findings were published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends screening women for depression and anxiety at least once during the perinatal period followed by appropriate referral and treatment when necessary. Although common and impairing, much less attention has been focused on the treatment of perinatal anxiety, both in the literature and in the media. Untreated mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy have been associated with multiple adverse outcomes for both the mother and baby, including a worsening of medical conditions, lack of medical care, substance use, smoking, suicide, and infanticide. Anxiety itself is a strong predictor of postpartum depression. Anxiety disorders have also been associated with negative birth outcomes such as preterm birth, lower birth weight, earlier gestational age, increased odds for being small for gestational age, and smaller head circumference.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063