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Reminder! One Week to Apply:
Deadline Sept. 16. 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 who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person 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.
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.
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ADAA Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 Annual Conference, Resilience & Recovery: From Research to Practice
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 September 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.
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|ADAA Professional Education
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 This Thursday! 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
Registration Now Open! 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.
Sandra Pimentel, PhD & Mona Potter, MD
Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Technology and Youth Anxiety
The Fall Forum will be moderated by ADAA’s Board President, Luana Marques, PhD.
- Eli Lebowitz, PhD
- Krystal M. Lewis, PhD
- Lynn Lyons, LICSW
- Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP
- John T. Walkup, MD
The fall forum will be eligible for 2 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after the live session. Learn more and register.
ADAA ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITH CE/CME CREDITS - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Vie 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 email@example.com.
Check out this new webinar portal tutorial video for helpful tips on submitting your professional education webinar proposal.
ADAA Has Two Free Online Peer to Peer Mental Health Communities
ADAA offers English and Spanish-speaking online, peer-to-peer communities through Health Unlocked. These communities provide support for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. ADAA encourages you to share this information with your clients and networks.
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
Upcoming and Recent Member Webinars:
Recent Member Blog Posts:
Recent Members in the News:
- Live Webinar! This Thursday - September 10, 2020 Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Rachel Singer, PhD
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19
by Kathariya Mikrue, PhD and Mbemba Jabbi, PhD
- Racial Trauma, PTSD, and Health Equity: Understanding Racism as a Public Health Pandemic
Sierra Carter, PhD
- Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Lauren P. Wadsworth, PhD
- Race, Stress and Black Mother and Infant Mortality: Emotional Health Matters
Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD and Christin Farmer Kane, BA
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 Free Public Member Webinars
These webinars are provided on demand at no charge.
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19
by Kathariya Mikrue, PhD and Mbemba Jabbi, PhD
- 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 Public 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.
Calling All Bloggers!
ADAA seeks new blog posts for our professional and public communities. Blogging for ADAA is a great member benefit that enhances your profile and drives traffic to your practice/website.
Most important, you can make a positive impact for those struggling with anxiety disorders and depression. Below is a comment received last week that was posted on Drs. Winston and Seif’s Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts blog.
- Share your expertise with more than 11 million annual website visitors, 35,000 newsletter subscribers, and thousands of social media followers
- Repost blog posts from your own websites with links back to your blog
- Blog posts are great way to market your own practices/expertise
- Build awareness about your authority on anxiety disorders and depression topic
If you are interested in authoring a blog post, email ADAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts and Webinars
How to Deal with Your COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety & OCD (public blog post)
by Dr. Lindsay Israel
Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 (public webinar)
by Kathariya Mikrue, PhD and Mbemba Jabbi, PhD
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 Early Career and Student SIG Interview Series
Earlier this summer, ADAA's Early Career and Students Special Interest Group launched an interview series featuring a number of early career professionals describing their current position and career path.
Check out the SIG page to watch videos from Michelle Rozenman, PhD, Noah Berman, PhD, Victoria O’Keefe, PhD, Amy Mariaskin, PhD, Amelia Aldao, PhD, Meredith Charney, PhD.
To learn more about the Early Career and Student SIG, email ADAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
I became involved with ADAA almost 25 years ago. I was an anxiety disorders researcher and membership afforded me the opportunity to interact with other anxiety disorder researchers in what was at the time, a small, intimate setting.
When I was young, poor, and untenured I always enjoyed the copious amount of hot hors d'oeuvres served during the ADAA annual conference poster sessions. Today ADAA's commitment to the public interest and multiculturalism keeps me involved. My ADAA membership also offers great opportunities to share my research on anxiety and Black Americans across different platforms (academic journals, blogs, social media, webinars, etc.) and reach people outside of academia.
Read Angela’s full member spotlight here.
ADAA Member News
ADAA congratulates Dr. Chadi Abdallah on being appointed an endowed chair at the Baylor College of Medicine.
"Dr. Chadi Abdallah has been appointed to the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in the Neuropsychiatry of Military Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He recently joined the Baylor faculty as an associate professor of psychiatry with tenure."
"Dr. Abdallah is recognized for his work in PTSD, depression and chronic stress. He has served as a contributor and author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. His research will focus on identifying biologically defined classifications of psychiatric disorders based on large neuroimaging datasets using machine learning. He will continue to research the brain signature of trauma, stress and aging, as well as studying the mechanisms of rapid acting antidepressants."
Congratulations, Dr. Abdallah.
Read more here.
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.
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).
09/04/2020 Trauma screenings and teacher trainings: How Virginia schools are trying to boost students’ mental health, Washington Post Mary Alvord, PhD
09/02/2020 For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far, NYTimes.com, Eric Storch, PhD
09/01/2020 How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19, Caller.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
08/31/2020 Expert advice on pandemic mental health issues, Dispatch.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD
08/31/2020 How To Manage Your Emotions And Build Resilience Amidst A Pandemic, Forbes.com, Luana Marques, PhD
08/31/2020 Yoga for Anxiety: Surprising Findings, Medscape.com, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/29/2020 Disorders of the Ironic Process, PsychologyToday.com, Martin Seif Ph.D. ABPP and Sally Winston Psy.D.
08/28/2020 The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now, NYTimes.com, John Torous, MD, MBI
08/26/2020 Kundalini yoga reduces anxiety symptoms, according to researchers at NYU, Spa Business, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
08/28/2020 Don't Let Anxiety Become Debilitating, Newsmax.com, Lucas S. LaFreniere MS, Michelle G. Newman, PhD
08/24/2020 The psychology behind why some college students break Covid-19 rules, MSN.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
08/24/2020 I Was Terrified I Was a Sociopath. I Actually Had OCD, MensHealth.com, Patricia Thornton, PhD
08/13/2020 Building a Contextually-Relevant Understanding of Resilience among African American Youth Exposed to Community Violence, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Briana Woods-Jaeger, 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.
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|Mental Health Community News
Join Online NIMH Study on Anxiety and COVID-19
Do you want to help anxiety research? Join NIMH’s new online study looking at the mental health impact of COVID-19. In this study, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires and perform a task based on monetary reward and loss. NIMH is also planning to reconnect with 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. NIMH hopes to learn about anxiety disorders and other mental health conditions to help people in the future. NIMH sends updates of the findings to participants. Compensation is provided. Learn more.
JED’s POV on Student Mental Health and Well-Being in Fall Campus Reopening
In the last five to six months, the United States has been hit by a wave of public health and other societal challenges that are already having an impact on how colleges and universities reopen in the fall.
Read more here.
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.
Please email all nominations and supporting materials to the APA Clinical Practice Guidelines mailbox (email@example.com) by 11:59 pm (ET) September 28, 2020. Click here for more information.
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.
Steven O. Walfish Grants: $2,000
Due September 30, 2020
Up to two $2,000 grants are available to graduate students and/or early career psychologists (within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree).
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/stuart-grant
Apply online for all programs here. Questions? Email APF’s program coordinator, Julia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Ways You Can Support ADAA's Mission
Donate now through PayPal
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You Can Support ADAA While You Shop!
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
The New York Times
A lethal pandemic and widespread unemployment have coincided with a tense presidential campaign and nationwide unrest.
For the advertising industry, that means opportunity.
“If history has taught us anything, it’s that we can get through anything — and that beer sometimes helps,” the actor Paul Giamatti says in a Coors Light commercial.
The narrator of a commercial for Firstleaf, a subscription wine club, echoes the sentiment: “We’re going to need a lot of wine to get through this year.” Stephanie Van Stee, an associate professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis who specializes in health communication, advises consumers not to allow stress to overwhelm their skepticism. “You need to be looking at these advertisements critically and do your research to make sure you know what you’re getting into with some of these things,” she said.
Nearly a quarter of people in the United States are experiencing symptoms of depression, according to a study published Wednesday. That's nearly three times the number before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
And those with a lower income, smaller savings and people severely affected by the pandemic — either through a job loss, for example, or by the death of a loved one — are more likely to be bearing the burden of these symptoms.
Active shooter drills became one of the most common school safety measures implemented nationwide in recent years, despite widespread fears that the procedures heighten anxiety, and evidence that school shooters, like the one in Parkland, Florida, use knowledge of the drills to their advantage. Teachers unions in February called for schools to not conduct active shooter drills with students. Now, new research adds data to those concerns.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch the country's healthcare system to its limits, frontline healthcare professionals are at greater risk of experiencing vicarious trauma. Beyond normal stress, vicarious trauma results from repeated exposure to traumatic events that lead to escalated feelings of powerlessness and guilt similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. In turn, healthcare professionals who experience vicarious trauma are susceptible to increased stress, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and unfortunately, suicide.
The COVID‐19 pandemic has resulted in massive disruptions to society, to the economy, and to daily life. Some people may turn to alcohol to cope with stress during the pandemic, which may put them at risk for heavy drinking and alcohol‐related harms. Research is needed to identify factors that are relevant for coping‐motivated drinking during these extraordinary circumstances to inform interventions. This study provides an empirical examination of coping motive pathways to alcohol problems during the early stages of the COVID‐19 pandemic.
Public Library of Science
A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being. Published Sept. 2, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the five-week study conducted by Silja Litvin at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and her colleagues shows that gamifying the content of mobile interventions improved resilience, a key character trait that reduces the susceptibility to depression, stress, and anxiety.
University of Toronto via ScienceDaily
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been empirical and anecdotal reports of declines in both emergency and ambulatory medical visits. However, little research has been conducted to identify why these declines have occurred. New research now shows a strong association between mental health symptoms and medical care avoidance.
New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020 has found that depression or anxiety in adolescence is linked with a 20 percent greater likelihood of having a heart attack mid-life, according to a press release.
The study evaluated whether conditions such as depression in adolescence are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. In addition, the researchers examined the possible role of stress resilience in helping to explain any associations.
Binghamton University via EurekAlert!
Although researchers have known for decades that depression runs in families, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, suggests that children suffering from social anxiety may be at particular risk for depression in the future.
"We already know from previous research that children with social anxiety symptoms are at high risk of developing depression, as are offspring of depressed mothers," said Holly Kobezak, co-author of the new paper and lab manager at the Mood Disorders Institute at Binghamton University. "Our findings take what is already known one step further by suggesting that the combination of these risk factors may be even more insidious than the presence of either risk factor alone."
Clinical Pain Advisor
Anxiety sensitivity may mediate the indirect effect of anxiety and depressive symptoms on opioid misuse in those with chronic pain, according to a study published in The Clinical Journal of Pain. However, further research is needed to explore the bi-directional effects of opioid use among individuals with anxiety and depression.
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