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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Register today to take advantage of early bird rates!
Just announced! Master Clinician session line-up for Thursday, April 5, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (all 14 sessions are included in the full conference registration fee — earn up to 6 CE or CME credits). Get the latest information from leading experts. Real-world solutions to real-world issues.
New Research Poster Submissions — Deadline is Nov. 1 — Submit Now!
Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. Submissions related to the theme of treatment-resistant depression, pharmacotherapy, complementary and alternative treatments, and all depression topics will be given preference. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings and share information.
Check out "How to Submit" for review criteria and sample poster abstract, and poster guidelines for general information.
- 09/15/2017 9 Things Psychologists Do When They Have Anxiety, Health, Franklin Schneier, MD, Health.com
- 09/14/2017 How to Handle Four Anxiety Causes, Teen Vogue, Anne Marie Albano, PhD
- 09/13/2017 What's the Difference Between Feeling Anxious and Having Anxiety?, Mental Floss, Karen Cassiday, PhD
- 09/12/2017 5 Strategies for Dealing With Stress And Anxiety, Today, Stefan Hofmann, PhD
- 09/11/2017 Can Online Mental Health Therapy Aid Workers and Curb Costs?, Minnesota Public Radio, Karen Cassiday, PhD.
Helping Children Survive the Emotional Aftermath of a Hurricane, Karen Cassiday, PhD
ADAA's Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG) is excited to announce that it is welcoming new ADAA members and encouraging members to participate in the SIG monthly peer consultation group.
The Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG provides a forum for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. This active and engaged group hosts a monthly online peer consultation group that offers a safe and confidential forum for cognitive-behavioral therapists to discuss cases, collaborate, share resources and further develop core CBT/ERP competencies.
The SIG is co-chaired by Ruth Lippin, LCSW; JD, Dr. Krystal Lewis, PhD; and Dr. Liza Bonin, PhD.
Interested in joining the SIG? Have questions? Please email Helen Heymann, Senior Education Manager at email@example.com.
Risa B. Weisberg, PhD – Treasurer – ADAA Member Since 2002
Assistant Chief of Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System
Training Director, VA Boston Healthcare System Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dr. Weisberg's research and clinical interests center on primary care-behavioral health integration. She conducts research on means to implement evidence-based practice for common mental and behavioral health problems, including anxiety and depression, chronic pain, opiate misuse, HIV and sexual health problems, in primary care practices and other medical settings. She is a committed mentor, assisting in the development of clinical research skills in psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Weisberg's work across the domains of training, supervising, treating patients and conducting research is guided by her desire to increase dissemination and expand the reach of evidence-based behavioral treatments.
Why I am an ADAA member: I initially joined ADAA for the wonderful conferences. As a postdoctoral fellow, I was amazed by the depth of information presented at the meeting, and by the intimacy of the conference. It was a place where I could meet and easily speak with esteemed leaders in our field, when I was still very junior. Now, as a more senior professional who focuses much of her work on anxiety and depression, I look forward to the annual meeting as a place to keep up-to-date on the cutting edge of research and treatment in these areas, to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and to network with new ones, especially junior colleagues. Over the years, I have become increasingly involved in the organization because ADAA is so much more than just the annual meeting. ADAA is a key resource not only for professionals, but for the general public, in disseminating information about and advancing treatment for anxiety and depression.
What I value about ADAA's mission and how it's a fit with my work: My work focuses on expanding the reach of evidence-based treatments for common behavioral health problems, such as anxiety and depression. ADAA's dual missions, to be a leading professional home for individuals across disciplines who study and treat anxiety and depression, and to be the "go-to" resource for members of the public looking for information about anxiety depression, are in perfect alignment with my own professional mission and personal values.
What is most exciting and interesting about my workplace: I am privileged to wear a number of different hats at work, each bringing its own source of fulfillment. I am extremely proud of the psychology internship training program at VA Boston Healthcare System, which helps to train generations of future leaders in the study and treatment of anxiety, depression and related disorders. In my research lab, we are working to develop new means to address crucial health problems including anxiety, depression, chronic pain and opiate misuse in primary care settings, where people most often seek care.
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
- October 18, 2017 Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry on Management of Treatment Resistant Depression
- Coming December, 2017 How to Conquer Negative Thinking Habits and Depression Through CBT
- Coming March, 2018 How to use Behavioral Sleep Medicine Strategies to Help your Clients with Depression and Anxiety
- Coming March, 2018 The Psychosocial Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
- Coming February, 2018 Using Behavioral Activation Treatment to Treat Perinatal Mood Disorders
This Friday, September 22, 2017 OCD & Strategic Pressure
- Coming February, 2018 Eating Disorders & Co-Occurring Conditions and their Mental Health Impact
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- Coming October, 2017 How to Optimize Your Work with Immigrants in our Current Political Climate: 5 Tips for Successful Interventions.
View our recorded webinar listing
Webinar CE Information
- 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.
September 2017 Issue — Early Release Articles
The relationship between depression and chronotype: A longitudinal assessment during childhood and adolescence
Dustin A. Haraden, Benjamin C. Mullin and Benjamin L. Hankin
Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22682
Meta-analysis: Risk of hyperhidrosis with second-generation antidepressants
Chad Beyer, Kiley Cappetta, Jessica A. Johnson and Michael H. Bloch
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22680
Endogenous oxytocin is associated with the experience of compassion and recalled upbringing in Borderline Personality Disorder
Andreas Ebert, Marc-Andreas Edel, Paul Gilbert and Martin Brüne
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22683
The impact of enhancing perceived self-efficacy in torture survivors
Naser Morina, Richard A. Bryant, Emma L. Doolan, Chantal Martin-Sölch, Michael Plichta, Monique C. Pfaltz, Ulrich Schnyder, Matthis Schick and Angela Nickerson
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22684
Child Mind Institute – Visiting Professor Lecture Series
We are delighted to announce that our partner, the Child Mind Institute, is launching their Visiting Professor Lecture Series for the 2017-2018 academic year. These lectures feature leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health and learning disorders who present their latest research and clinical studies. These experts share their findings and expertise on a broad range of topics from anxiety and depression to temper outbursts and the effectiveness of parent management training. Visiting Professor Lectures are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. Attendees may also join via live webinar. Continuing medical education credits are available for medical professionals who attend the lectures.
A special discount is being made available to members of Anxiety and Depression Association of America. By entering the promotional code "ADAA" when selecting your tickets, you will receive a 50 percent discount off the regular fee of $25 per lecture. We hope that you will take advantage of this special ADAA membership opportunity.
The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD — Training Workshop — Oct. 16-19, 2017
Up to 50 percent of treatment-seeking individuals report PTSD symptoms that may require treatment. Learning to implement an evidence-based treatment for PTSD is therefore a priority for many clinicians. Dr. Edna Foa (an ADAA member) developed Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE) with these goals in mind: to create and disseminate an efficient, effective, and flexible treatment for those suffering with PTSD. Nearly 30 years later, PE has accumulated more research evidence than any other treatment for PTSD.
Dr. Foa and the faculty of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at University of Pennsylvania are proud to offer the intensive workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE). Participants will learn the basics of PE as well as ways to modify the treatment for individual clients. A combination of discussion, role play, and actual patient video examples are used to prepare participants to implement PE in their practice after completion of the workshop.
Click here for more information and to register.
Academy of Well-Being Therapy – Venice, Italy
Introductory Course on Well-Being Therapy
March 17-18, 2018, Venice, Italy
The current issue of Depression and Anxiety includes a review on a specific psychotherapeutic strategy for increasing psychological well-being and resilience, Well-Being Therapy (WBT). This was the topic of the 2017 ADAA Conference Ross Lecture delivered by Giovanni A. Fava. A certification process for WBT is now launched by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy (AWBT). The certification process includes attendance of an introductory course, individual supervision of two cases treated with WBT, and case presentation at an advanced workshop.
Click here for more information.
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Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital. And parents who were the most anxious also were the most depressed, according to research presented during the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics national conference.
Inflammation and atherosclerosis are two well-known risk factors for the development of several psychiatric conditions. Although aspirin has anti-inflammatory and antiatherosclerotic properties, both of which might make the agent ideal for the treatment of depression, the relationship between the use of aspirin and depression is unclear.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. While people are starting to recognize and seek treatment for depression during the teen years and adulthood, depression in older adults often goes overlooked and untreated. Older adults face loss of partners, chronic physical illnesses, financial concerns and cognitive impairment.
HealthDay News via U.S News & World Report
Many parents don't believe schools are prepared to help students with mental health problems and serious physical health issues, a new survey finds. While 77 percent of parents were certain that schools would be able to provide first aid for minor issues such as cuts, they were less confident that schools could respond to more challenging health situations.
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Patients with major depressive episodes who also have hypovitaminosis D are more prone to cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The study included 91 patients aged 18 to 65 years with MDE. The mean level of depression was 32.6.
The Washington Post
If you were at risk for developing depression, would you take a pill to prevent it? For years, physicians have prescribed antidepressants to treat people grappling with depression. Some people can benefit from taking these medications during an acute episode. Others with a history of recurrent depression may take antidepressants to help prevent relapses.
National Public Radio
Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. She ended up paging her obstetrician's office at 4 a.m., and one of the midwives in the practice, after listening to her symptoms, said, "It sounds like you're having a panic attack."
Although older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States, a new study finds suicide attempts by younger adults — especially those with mental disorders and less education — are now on the rise. The findings support a suicide prevention focus on young people who are poorer, especially those who have made previous suicide attempts and those who have common mood, anxiety and personality disorders.
Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of the placebo effect on the efficacy of antidepressants is unclear. A meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry has now shown that, although antidepressants are more effective than placebos, the difference is minor and varies according to the type of mental disorder.
Paid sick leave is starting to gain momentum as a social justice issue with important implications for health and wellness. At the moment, only seven states in the United States have mandatory paid sick leave laws, and 15 states have passed preemptive legislation prohibiting localities from passing sick leave.
Reddit user bovadeez shared a post on the subreddit r/GetMotivated where he described how tough his girlfriend's depression and anxiety could be. What made hundreds of people respond, though, was his creative way of helping her and showing her how important she is to him.
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