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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!
Take Advantage of 2018 Conference Discounts Exclusively for ADAA Members
As a professional ADAA member, you'll receive an extra $59 off the early registration fee by registering on or before Nov. 2. Membership benefits also include:
Membership benefits include:
The purpose of this committee is to build and promote ADAA membership, as well as increase retention of current members. The committee strategizes on developing new recruitment materials and outreach plans to promote the value of ADAA membership. Committee members participate in conference activities and cultivate member engagement throughout the year.
Membership Committee Chair — Brian J. Schmaus, PhD.
Dr. Brian 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.
I first attended ADAA in 2008 and I have attended the annual conference every year since. I find the conferences to be both informative as well as enjoyable. I have presented on several topics at ADAA over the past many years, and I have also been involved in various leadership positions, including: being on the Conference Committee, being on the CDLP, and most recently, being the chair of the Membership Committee. I enjoy attending the conference as well as helping to make it a great experience for others.
Interested in learning more about how you can become involved with the ADAA Membership Committee? Please email Brian or contact Lisa Patterson, ADAA Membership Director.
- 10/02/2017 6 Things To Do If You're Feeling Overwhelmed By All the Tragedy in the News, Teen Vogue, Stephanie Dowd
- September 2017 Depression and Substance Abuse Go Hand in Hand. So Should Treatment, MediaPlanet, Mark H. Pollack, MD
- 09/27/2017 'SNL' Star Pete Davidson Was Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Self, Alec Miller, PsyD, and Simon Rego, PsyD
- 09/27/2017 Why You Should Think Twice Before Saying Your Workout Is "As Good As Therapy", Refinery 29, Patricia Thornton, PhD
- 09/25/2017 Teenage Suicide is Extremely Difficult to Predict. That's Why Some Experts Are Turning to Machines for Help, The Washington Post, Jill Harkavy Friedman
- 09/20/2017 Online Therapy an Option for People Seeking Relief From Mental Illness, Minnesota Public Radio, Karen Cassiday, PhD
ADAA's online anxiety and support group now has more than 8,000 members. The site was launched in November 2016 and has seen significant organic growth in the past 10 months. This anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences. Members can connect with other people experiencing anxiety and depression and related disorders, contribute to ongoing conversations or start their own conversation with a question or a post about their journey.
ADAA recently received a small grant to launch a Spanish speaking version of the online community. The Spanish site is ready to launch; however, we need to identify a number of Spanish-speaking "ambassadors" that can monitor the site and answer inquiries. These can be students in the mental health professional field, or any colleagues who might like to become more involved with ADAA. Our staff would train the volunteers on how to serve as an administrator. Please email us if you would be interested in participating in this exciting project.
Tomorrow — October 4. Still time to register
Marketing Your Practice On-Line: Social Media and Beyond — not eligible for CEs
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
- Coming November 30, 2017 Promoting Positive Adaptation in Youth Exposed to Disasters: The Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program.
Women's Mental Health
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- Coming February 2018 Eating Disorders & Co-Occurring Conditions and their Mental Health Impact
Missed a recent live webinar? Not to worry. ADAA offers our members and the professional community at large the opportunity to watch all webinars and receive CEs. 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.
Error-related brain activity and internalizing disorder symptom dimensions in depression and anxiety
Stephanie M. Gorka, Katie L. Burkhouse, Kaveh Afshar and K. Luan Phan
Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22648
Learn more about the Journal.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
This college health symposium will be a high-impact gathering of students and leading voices in higher education, public health, public policy and campus mental health. Panelists and symposium attendees will raise awareness of the growing mental health and wellness challenges facing of our nation's 19 million college students and will evaluate trends, research and innovations.
The American College Health Association, in partnership with the American College Health Foundation, is pleased to collaborate with the American College Health Foundation, ACPA — College Student Educators International, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Active Minds, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, The George Washington University, the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health, The Jed Foundation, Mid-Atlantic College Health Association, NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation on its inaugural symposium. The goal of the symposium is to bring together university leaders, mental health providers, public policy leaders, students and philanthropists to begin a national dialogue on developing an actionable blueprint for addressing the mental health crisis on campus.
Learn more about the event
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
True depression is a health condition in need of treatment, just as much as diabetes or hypertension, while mood results from the normal ebb and flow of emotions. One way to demonstrate this is by showing that it's possible to pass along your good and bad moods to others, but not your depression. A new study reveals exactly that.
Western Sydney University via EuerkAlert!
New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition. The study was published recently in the journal World Psychiatry.
National Public Radio
Teens and children struggling with anxiety are often prescribed medication or therapy to treat their symptoms. For many, either drugs or therapy is enough, but some young people can't find respite from anxious thoughts. For them, a study suggests that using both treatments at once can help. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Schizophrenia affects more than 3.2 million Americans. The illness is not rare as around 100,000 Americans are newly diagnosed every year. Many with the disease have trouble with learning and memory. For many, this is the first sign of the disease. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found intriguing links between sleep, cognition and a compound called kynurenine.
A four-year follow-up study is the first of its kind to show an inverse relationship between adherence to antidepressant medication and all-cause mortality in a large, population-based cohort of patients with Parkinson's disease. Findings from the retrospective analysis of medical data from the Clalit Health Service, the largest healthcare provider in Israel, were published in Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.
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New research finds that mothers often worry, but babies of anxious mothers may also spend more time focusing on threats in their environment. Using a novel experimental design, Pennsylvania State University scientists used eye-tracking technology to measure how long babies spent looking at happy, neutral, and angry faces. They found that the babies with anxious moms had a harder time looking away from an angry face.
Although evidence regarding the antisuicidal effects of lithium has been reported over the last 40 years, "the use of lithium is still underrepresented in clinical practice and should be incorporated more assertively into current guidelines," according to findings of a recent review. During the review, the study authors aimed to assess the best evidence evaluating the effect of lithium on suicide and self-harm rates.
Medical News Today
It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. The findings were published recently in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
HealthDay News via WebMD
Women who have suffered from postpartum depression are more likely to go through it again after subsequent pregnancies, a new Danish study shows. Postpartum depression occurs 27 to 46 times more frequently during subsequent pregnancies for mothers who experienced it after their first birth, researchers reported Sept. 26 in the journal PLOS Medicine.
Emilia Szmyrgala turned into a zombie during midterms and finals — a sleepless, non-showering, isolated study monster focused entirely on acing her exams. The 21-year-old senior at UCLA remembers it being worse in her freshman and sophomore years. When she got into this mode, she might not eat anything all day, except for some Twizzlers. Fears of failure crept in, and life became overwhelming.
Anyone who's ever been seriously depressed or knows someone who has been understands that it's not something you can easily "snap out of," and that working with a mental health professional is often crucial. Most people do best with a combination of therapy and medication, but other lifestyle factors may also play a role. Just as surrounding yourself with positive people may help keep your mood up, your surroundings matter, too.
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