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You Asked, We Listened – Submissions Deadline Extended
Symposia and Ignite Symposia, Workshops, Roundtables
Submit by Sept. 11 for the 40th Annual Conference held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter from March 19-22.
The 2020 Conference committee is co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD. 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.
Save up to $100 on registration fees with our Early Bird Rates!
Special member doctoral level professional rate of $450 and master’s level rate of $425 – only valid until Dec. 1, 2019.
Just Announced: 2020 Jerilyn Ross Lecture
The State of the Art of Toxic Street and Resilience Research: Implications for Best Practices with Vulnerable Populations with Joan Kaufman, PhD
Friday, March 20, 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
In this lecture, the broad range of negative sequelae associated with adverse childhood experiences will be reviewed, and emerging data on the mechanisms by which adverse childhood experiences ‘get under the skin’ to confer risk for deleterious mental and physical health outcomes discussed. Key factors for promoting resilience and recovery will then be delineated. Learn more here.
Apply for an #ADAA2020 Award Today!
Since its inception, the ADAA awards program (through the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program and the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award) has awarded more than one million dollars to 400+ aspiring professionals and provide them with 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 Oct. 1, 2019.
#ADAA2020 Hotel Information
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - #ADAA2020 Conference Hotel
The 2020 ADAA Annual Conference (March 19-22) will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) on the San Antonio River. Conference activities including all sessions, exhibits, and receptions take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, which will be newly renovated in February.
Special ADAA Rate: $229 Single/Double.
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020
La Quinta San Antonio Riverwalk
La Quinta is located directly across the street from the headquarters hotel and a one-minute walk to the conference rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter. A complimentary breakfast is provided for overnight guests.
Special ADAA Rate: $199 Single/Double
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020
Thank you to our Current #ADAA2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors
|ADAA Professional Education
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
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Katherine Shear, MD presents:
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Just Announced! Fall 2019 Live Interactive Forum - Wednesday, October 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Featuring Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Margaret Altemus, MD, Catherine Monk, PhD and Rahil Briggs, PhD. Registration now open.
Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research
Eligible for 3 CE/CME credits
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (email@example.com)
ADAA is Excited to Announce the Launch of our New Online Community: SocialLink
This exciting new member online platform offers many new features, including:
SocialLink allows you and your ADAA colleagues to share professional and research updates and news, post job listings, and connect while building extensive virtual professional networks. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this great member benefit, we encourage you to log in today. Have questions? Check out our member community FAQs (found under your “Quick Links” tab) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Seamless integration with your ADAA member profile allowing you to log in utilizing your current membership profile credentials.
- Access through your member profile or through www.adaa.org directly.
- The ability to connect on the go. Download the Social Link app.
- Access to an all new Career Center allowing you and your colleagues to share job openings, search the job database, as well as post a resume to share within the community. The Career Center can be found under “Quick Links” from your SocialLink profile page.
ADAA’s Public Support Communities Celebrate Their Third Anniversaries
ADAA is celebrating 3 years of partnership with HealthUnlocked – an English- and Spanish-language online, anonymous, peer-to-peer support group. We are thrilled that more than 31,000 subscribers have joined our friendly, safe, and supportive community to share their experiences with anxiety and depression. We encourage you to share this valuable resource with your clients and networks.
ADAA’s free monthly public e-newsletter – Triumph - now has more than 30,000 subscribers. Check out the latest August “Back-to-School” issue. We encourage you to share the newsletter with your colleagues and clients. You can subscribe to Triumph here.
ADAA is Delighted to Welcome Vickie Spielman, Our New Associate Director of Membership and Marketing
ADAA is delighted to welcome Vickie Spielman, our new Membership and Marketing Associate Director. Vickie brings more than 17 years of association management experience focused on membership and marketing strategy and programming. She is focused on developing strong member relationships which encourage member engagement and thoughtful participation within nonprofit organizations. Vickie has also worked to engage underrepresented populations to grow a broader and more diverse membership. To read Vickie’s full bio, please click here. We encourage you to reach out to Vickie with any membership questions you might have. She can be reached at 240-485-1030 or email@example.com.
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Cheryl Gilbert MacLeod
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
ADAA Member News
ADAA member Dr. Judith S. Beck was honored with the 2019 American Psychological Association Distinguished Workshop Series Presenter Award. Dr. Beck presented the 11th annual Distinguished Workshop Series, CBT for Weight Loss and Maintenance, this month at the APA Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
ADAA Congratulates Dr. Beck on this outstanding achievement. We also look forward to welcoming the Beck team to #ADAA2020 as a long-time sponsor and partner.
Brian Schmaus, PhD
ADAA “helps me stay connected with the latest research and clinical practice for treating anxiety and related disorders. I first joined ADAA in 2008 and attended my first conference that year. It was towards the end of my graduate school training that I first learned of ADAA. One of my supervisors encouraged me to join ADAA and attend the annual conference. I enjoy being involved in a community where I get to meet and connect with a great number of people with similar clinical interests.”
Dr. Brian Schmaus has held numerous leadership positions at ADAA, including positions on the conference and the CDLP committees as well as his current position as chair of the Membership Committee.
Dr. Schmaus is a clinical psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Schmaus has received training from leading experts in the fields of anxiety and related disorders. He uses empirically supported treatments and tailors every treatment plan to the specific clinical needs of the patient. Dr. Schmaus has extensive experience working with anxious patients on the autism spectrum, and he has given several presentations at national conferences on the topic. He has also presented on anxiety and anxiety related disorders and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals. He teaches patients how to manage their worries and fears so that they can learn how to tolerate uncertainty.
Read this and other member spotlights.
New ADAA Member Public Blog Posts
Thoughts Are Just Thoughts: How to Stop Worshipping Your Anxious Mind
by Michael Stein, PsyD
How to Beat the Back to School Blues
by Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC
Treating the Psychological and the Physical: Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neurological Disorders
by Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD
|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).
08/22/2019 Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies, NYTimes.com, Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP
08/20/2019 If You’re a Young Black Woman in Corporate America, You’re More Likely to Be Underpaid – And Stressed, O: The Oprah Magazine, Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
08/20/2019 How to Deal with Anxiety & Depression in IT Workplace Explained By ADAA, pFind.com, Stephen Schueller, PhD
08/19/2019 Is Ketamine an Opioid?, PainNewsNetwork.org, Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD and Alan Schatzberg, MD
08/14/2019 Brain Molecule Identified as Key in Anxiety Model, MedicalXpress.com, Ned Kalin, MD
08/13/2019 Here’s When Hair-Pulling, Skin-Picking, or Nail-Biting Becomes a Disorder, Self.com, Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD
08/12/2019 Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression, UH.edu, Andrew Rogers
08/12/2019 How to Get the Most Out of Your At-Home Workout, ThriveGlobal.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
08/10/2019 What To Expect For Your Child In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), AnxietyUK.org, Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
08/09/2019 How To Overcome Anxiety: 7 Experts Share Stellar Strategies To Overcome Anxiety, LearnEvolveAndThrive.com, Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
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.
Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry
by Joel Minden, PhD
|ADAA'S Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 8
FOCUS ON: Imaging and Advanced Technological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Depression and Anxiety
Social anxiety is associated with BNST response to unpredictability
Jacqueline A. Clauss, Suzanne N. Avery, Margaret M. Benningfield, Jennifer U. Blackford
Early childhood social reticence and neural response to peers in preadolescence predict social anxiety symptoms in midadolescence
Tessa Clarkson, Nicholas R. Eaton, Eric E. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S. Pine (ADAA member), Adina C. Heckelman, Stefanie L. Sequeira, Johanna M. Jarcho
Advancing clinical neuroscience through enhanced tools: Pediatric social anxiety as an example
Ashley R. Smith Ph.D., Katharina Kircanski, Melissa A. Brotman, Quyen B. Do, Anni R. Subar, Jennifer S. Silk (ADAA Member), Scott Engel, Ross D. Crosby, Anita Harrewijn, Lauren K. White, Simone P. Haller, Elise M. Cardinale, George A. Buzzell, Tyson Barker, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S. Pine (ADAA member)
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.
PCORI – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Bringing Postpartum Depression Prevention Closer to Home
About one out of every nine expectant mothers in the United States experiences symptoms of postpartum depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The impact can affect not only the mother, but also the health of her child. In a PCORI-funded study, Darius Tandon, PhD, and his team are examining the Mothers and Babies Program, a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention focused on preventing postpartum depression. The study is comparing the program’s effectiveness when it’s led by mental health professionals versus lay home visitors, who do not possess advanced mental health training but often have previously established relationships with clients. We invite you to read and share this Aug. 26, 2019 PCORI post about the study - Preventing Postpartum Depression Closer to Home.
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
ADAA would like to extend a huge thank you to those who choose to fundraise on behalf of ADAA - your generosity makes a critical difference. You and your Facebook friends can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA) by raising funds and awareness right on Facebook.
Read more and start your own fundraiser today.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan via ScienceDaily
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research could help clinicians mitigate that risk by identifying which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after their immediate recovery period.
Pain News Network
A drug used to treat depression and pain is being touted as possible solution to the opioid crisis.
Recently a South Carolina drug maker said it would partner with a medical device company to sell ketamine in take home medication bags that can be administered by an ambulatory pain pump. The idea is to give patients recovering from surgery a safer alternative to opioids.
“We are proud to partner with InfuTronix Solutions to deliver opioid-free pain medication to patients across the country,” Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy said in a statement. “The overuse of opioids is a crisis in America. Non-narcotic pain management is a cost-saving way that companies like ours can help save lives.”
That’s not what a team of researchers at Stanford University concluded last year after studying how ketamine works in the brain.
Maria, a deadly Category 4 hurricane, ravaged Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Dominica nearly two years ago, and recovery has been slow. It's not just Puerto Rico's infrastructure that was battered. Emotionally, many here are still fragile. Months of living without power, in damaged homes without enough food, clean running water and medicine, left many suffering from anxiety, stress and depression, and often unaware of what to call their feelings.
With a new hurricane season and the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaching, emotions are resurfacing. Miguel Marrero, a psychologist and mental health program manager for Americares, a relief and development organization, says, "We know that this time of year depression, anxiety and stress symptoms get really high in people."
Recently, the Trump administration announced a new regulation that would allow it to detain migrant families who have crossed the U.S. border illegally for an indefinite period of time. The new rule aims to replace the Flores agreement, a 1997 court settlement which limits the amount of time that children can be detained by the government to a maximum of 20 days.
But psychologists say that indefinite detention could have a lasting impact on the development and mental health of these children.
Approximately one in five adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively effortful states, like focusing attention over long periods of time, discriminating between two things that are difficult to tell apart, and responding quickly to information that is coming in fast.
A new study, published in the Journal of Neural Engineering, could improve patients’ abilities to manage symptoms of mental illness.
Over the past decade, researchers have identified dozens of genes that are associated with risk for conditions like bipolar disorder and depression. However, genetics can only explain a small portion of a person’s risk of developing a disease, sending researchers searching for other factors that could contribute. Air pollution might be a candidate, according to a new study, which found that living in areas with bad air quality is associated with increased risk for neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder and depression.
UC Davis via Medical Xpress
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change "dispositional anxiety," the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. The molecule, neurotrophin-3, stimulates neurons to grow and make new connections.
You’re not alone if you find some “bad” habit weirdly satisfying: freeing an ingrown hair, plucking a stray gray, popping a pimple, gnawing off a pesky hangnail, or whatever else you might do in the privacy of your home (and maybe other places, too). Even if you know it’s probably not the best for you, you might derive some satisfaction from this habit all the same.
What you may not know is that when done often enough and in a way that causes harm, these habits can actually be what experts call body-focused repetitive behaviors (or BFRBs).
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, is as puzzling for researchers as it is for the families that struggle with it. Scientists studying the condition propose that the string of psychiatric symptoms is triggered by infection with Group A Streptococcus, one of the most common childhood illnesses. In some children, a faulty immune response to the infection may mistakenly attack brain cells, causing behavior to go haywire.
But researchers have yet to nail down which brain cells are harmed. And it’s not clear why countless children get strep, yet so few develop PANDAS symptoms.
Kaiser Health News
While struggles with mental health were traditionally kept private, in recent years a growing number of sufferers are adopting the opposite tack: sharing their mental health battles with the world, via social media.
Celebrities and public figures like actors Dwayne Johnson and Gina Rodriguez and singer Ariana Grande have used social media as a platform to share stories about their mental health and encourage others. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers began using his Twitter account to share the story of his struggles after writing an article for The Players’ Tribune — a new media company that provides athletes with a platform to connect directly with fans. The article highlighted how he came to realize that sharing improves not only his life, but the lives of others.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is understood to be linked with both physical and mental distress, and recent research also suggests that, among current and former smokers with COPD, there exists a significant unmet need in terms of patients’ anxiety and depressive symptoms.
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