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Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health
Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Eligible for 3 CE/CME credits
ADAA's inaugural virtual Fall Forum for professionals will address understanding and treating maternal anxiety and depression. Across a full spectrum of professions, maternal mental health difficulties are rightfully garnering increasing attention. Beyond a focus on depression alone, post-partum anxiety (and other difficulties) are of interest to professionals with interests in population health, clinical care within and outside of mental health, research, policy, and family support services (among others). ADAA's Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health addresses the interests of professionals across domains, by launching this year-long initiative focused on this important issue.
Universal Screening for Maternal Mental Health Disorders: Challenges and Recent Progress featuring Joy Burkhard, MBA - (60 minutes)
Treating Maternal Perinatal Mood Disorders via Collaborations with Obstetrics & Gynecology: Evidenced-Based Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Use Now featuring Dr. Margaret Altemus, MD and Dr. Catherine Monk, PhD - (90 minutes)
Bringing Maternal Mental Health into the Pediatric Setting: Healthy Steps and the Focus on Two-Gen Interventions featuring Dr. Rahil Briggs, PsyD - (45 minutes)
The Fall Forum will be moderated by Kimberly Yonkers, MD.
Exclusive Offer! Receive a 10% discount on full registration to the #ADAA2020 annual conference when you register for ADAA's Fall Forum. You will receive a discount code after completing registration.
#ADAA2020 Master Clinicians
Master Clinician Sessions offer real-world solutions to real-world issues. The sessions are interactive, experiential, and provide in-depth training to maximize outcomes. The Master Clinician series will educate, inspire, and challenge you to solve problems and achieve breakthroughs.
These twelve sessions, offered throughout the day on Thursday, March 19 cover a variety of topics. Click here to see a full list of sessions and presenters.
23rd Annual Scientific Research Symposium
The Scientific Research Symposium – "Resilience: From Research to Practice” – presented by ADAA’s Scientific Council – will be held Friday, March 20th from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at #ADAA2020.
Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Stress Resilience from a Preclinical Perspective
Scott Russo, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Translational Approaches to Understanding Stress Resilience
Tallie Baram, MD, PhD, Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences, Director, Conte Center@UCI, University of California, Irvine
The Neural Mechanisms of Resilience during Human Development
Nim Tottenham, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
Resilience and Psychotherapy-Training Resilience and Enhancing Extinction
Michelle G. Craske, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Director, Anxiety & Depression Research Center; UCLA Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
The Scientific Symposium is co-chaired by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD and Victoria Risbrough, PhD.
Submit Your Research Poster – Deadline October 31
ADAA encourages individual presentations in a poster format sharing new research findings on topics including anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 400 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues at #ADAA2020. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, ask questions, discuss findings, and learn.
Click here for submission guidelines and sample abstracts, or visit here for additional general information.
Main Stage Event – ADAA is Turning 40!
Plan now to stay through Saturday night to help ADAA celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the Marriott Rivercenter. This festive evening will feature live entertainment, awards recognition, tributes to our longtime ADAA members, a memorable culinary experience, opportunities to meet and network with ADAA members and peers, and more.
Don’t miss out on early bird registration rates: register now! ADAA members enjoy a significant discount on registration fees. Make sure you sign up before December 1, 2019 to get the lowest registration rate of the conference.
Thank you to the 2020 Conference committee, co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD.
#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. Plan to be there Saturday night (March 21) to help ADAA celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Special ADAA Rate: $229
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
Thank you to our Current #ADAA2020 Supporters
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
BECK Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cohens Veterans Network
Collaborating with ADAA provides an opportunity to reach ADAA’s vast network of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and therapists before, during, and after the conference. Invest in your customer relationships and make an impact. Interested in sponsoring at #ADAA2020? Please contact Lise Bram.
Lido Wellness Center
Mountain Valley Treatment Center
Renewed Freedom Center
We invite you to join 1,400+ US and global leaders and experts in mental health and to engage with 400-500 new exhibit hall visitors daily. The Partner Solutions Hall is the center of the conference – on the same floor as all session rooms – it's the place to be! The Partner Solutions Hall will host many activities, including the Welcome Reception and Hall Grand Opening, reboot breaks, and more. Come help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Please contact Lise Bram for more information about exhibiting.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP
State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Recent On-Demand Webinars
Coexisting Anxiety and ADHD: Addressing Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
by Michael Ziffra, MD
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
by Katharine Shear, MD
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (email@example.com)
Personal Stories of Triumph - Supporting ADAA’s Mission
ADAA shares stories of triumph submitted by our public community that focus on how people living with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders have struggled, coped, and triumphed.
In September, independent hip-hop artist Khing Ceaze shared his story – Let the Music Speak!
“As an independent hip hop recording artist, I found peace in the ability to convey my thoughts and emotions with words. Music provided me with an option to privately write my thoughts and experiences down on paper and go to the studio and deliver it to the world. For me, my music is a journal, each project being a glimpse into my perspective and opinions. I aim to use my platform to bring to light the issues that are faced every single day by millions of people across the globe. With great power comes great responsibility, and, being an entertainer, my goal is to help those who don’t have a voice by letting them know that they are not alone. Sometimes all we need is an understanding ear to simply listen, not judge, and comfort us during our times of hardship and emotional overload.”
Click here to read Khing’s full story and to read other ADAA personal stories.
Julia Martin Burch, PhD
“A supervisor encouraged me to join ADAA in 2016 because of the excellent learning and networking opportunities for students and early career psychologists. I joined on her recommendation and soon after became part of the Child and Adolescent SIG leadership team and attended my first conference. I was blown away by the quality of the conference programming - I often wanted to attend three or four workshops per time slot - and left with many new evidence-based clinical insights and ideas. Since then, ADAA has become my favorite professional organization by far, due to the exceptional annual conference, professional development and networking opportunities, and the robust SIG programming. There are also so many ways to engage with the organization, such as the CDLP mentoring program or writing blogs for the lay public. I now encourage my own supervisees to join ADAA to build their professional networks and participate in the best conference around.”
Julia Martin Burch, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who works with children, teens, and parents in the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program. She specializes in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention therapy, for youth anxiety and obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Dr. Martin Burch is also a member of the McLean School Consultation Service which trains school-based mental health staff around Massachusetts in the use of scientifically proven mental health treatments. She is interested in disseminating to the lay public scientifically proven practices for child anxiety, including writing blogs focused on child anxiety for Harvard Health and the American Psychological Association. To accompany child-oriented educational picture books, she also writes “Notes to Parents and Caregivers,” which include proven strategies to support anxious children.
Alessandro De Nadai
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
Grow your practice through ADAA’s Find-a-Therapist directory. Available to the public through www.adaa.org, the directory is searchable by zip code or state/city and only includes listings for ADAA members. Not currently listed? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update your membership to include a directory listing.
New ADAA Member Public Blog Posts and Webinars
The Mindful Way Through Anxiety
by Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
The Wisdom of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A Perfect Gift for New Moms
by Deborah Roth Ledley, 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).
10/04/2019 Unmet Needs Exist in Ketamine Research, Healio.com, Sanjay Mathew, MD
10/01/2019 Anxious Times: Helping Kids Cope, NHPR.org, Dawn Huebner, PhD
09/24/2019 Defining and Diagnosing Clinical Depression, MDMag.com, Michael Thase, MD
September 2019 Autumn Anxiety: Why You May Feel More Stressed This Season, Healthline.com, Patricia Thornton, PhD
09/23/2019 3 Therapists Get Real About What They’re Actually Writing Down While You’re Talking, WellAndGood.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD and Simon Rego, PsyD
09/21/2019 Getting Through to Your Teen About the Dangers of Vaping, WSJ.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
09/20/2019 How to Help Someone With PTSD, Health.USNews.com, Jeremy Tyler, PsyD
Differences in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and quality of physical and mental health between transgender and cisgender sexual minorities, Journal of Psychiatric Research, December 2019, ADAA Chief Medical Officer and Board Member, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, and Phillip W. Schnarrs, Amy L. Stone, Robert Salcido, Jr, and Aleta Baldwin
09/20/2019 Switching Therapists After Years Means Catching Up Someone New, Bustle.com, Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, 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.
Differences in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and quality of physical and mental health between transgender and cisgender sexual minorities
Journal of Psychiatric Research, December 2019
by ADAA Chief Medical Officer and Board Member, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, and Phillip W. Schnarrs, Amy L. Stone, Robert Salcido, Jr, and Aleta Baldwin
ADAA is Now an Amazon Affiliate
ADAA’s Member Publications listing is a great resource for professionals and the public. Website visitors can search for self-help books on a variety of anxiety and depression-related topics. All books purchased on Amazon benefit ADAA through the Amazon Affiliate program, so please bookmark our page for future purchases.
Do you have a publication that has just been releasted? Please send the information to ADAA at email@example.com so that we can add your publication to our website.
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 10
FOCUS ON: Depression, Suicidality and Health
Mood and suicidality outcomes 3–11 years following pediatric anxiety disorder treatment
Courtney P. Keeton PhD, Nicole E. Caporino PhD (ADAA Member), Philip C. Kendall PhD, ABPP Satish Iyengar PhD, Phyllis Lee PhD, Tara Peris PhD, Dara Sakolsky MD, PhD (ADAA Member), John Piacentini PhD, ABPP (ADAA Member), Scott N. Compton PhD, Anne Marie Albano PhD, ABPP, (ADAA Member), Boris Birmaher MD, Golda S. Ginsburg PhD (ADAA Member)
Is there a relationship between chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression? A cross‐sectional survey of 13,626 US adults
Sarah E. Jackson, Lee Smith, Joseph Firth, Igor Grabovac, Pinar Soysal, Ai Koyanagi, Liang Hu, Brendon Stubbs, Jacopo Demurtas, Nicola Veronese, Xiangzhu Zhu, Lin Yang
Adherence to antidepressant medications is associated with reduced premature mortality in patients with cancer: A nationwide cohort study
Gal Shoval, Ran D. Balicer, Becca Feldman, Moshe Hoshen, Gilad Eger, Abraham Weizman, Gil Zalsman, Brendon Stubbs, Pavel Golubchik, Barak Gordon, Amir Krivoy
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.
ABCT 53rd Annual Convention
ABCT’s Annual Convention will be held in Atlanta from November 21-24. Convention registration rates are at a discount through October 15. Convention rates are also available at the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency Hotels and a discount code for travel is offered with Delta Airlines.
Earn continuing education credits by attending numerous offerings for those who specialize in anxiety disorders and depression. The Program Committee has arranged an impressive line-up of invited speakers: Vikram Patel and Matthew Sanders. Linda and Mark Sobell will present the Lifetime Achievement Address. Bruce Chorpita will deliver the Presidential Address. Staying with the convention theme of extending the social impact of CBT, several special panel discussions have been arranged. There are lots of opportunities for networking. Plus, we offer a lactation room and, new this year, childcare. We look forward to seeing you next month in Atlanta! For full details, visit www.abct.org.
The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Forms International Working Group
The ICHOM has formed an international Working Group, including healthcare professionals, researchers, young people with experience of seeking help for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and parents. The group examined how best to measure if children and young people are “better” following treatment for anxiety or depression and developed a recommendation for which outcomes are essential to measure, and how best to do so in clinical practice. Measuring the right outcomes helps service-users and healthcare providers understand whether mental health support has been helpful and where care might be improved.
They’d like to know if you agree with this recommendation! Please let ICHOM know your feedback on the relevance of these outcomes and measures via the following surveys:
- Patient or service-user survey: https://bit.ly/2mfi4Ls
- This survey is intended for those over 18, with experience of anxiety,
depression (including OCD or PTSD) as a child or young person, as well as
parents or carers.
- Professional survey: http://bit.ly/DACYPOR
- This survey is intended for any professional in the field
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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You can reach new audiences and help raise awareness about ADAA's mission by creating a fundraising stream (or encouraging you friends to create a campaign or donate) on Tiltify.com that benefits ADAA's mission.
Shop Amazon Smile and Support ADAA
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Select ADAA on AmazonSmile and support our work with every item you purchase. Shop today.
Fun ADAA Merch
Buy a gift for yourself and a loved one and support ADAA at the same time. Proceeds support ADAA's mission to provide free resources to those struggling with anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Shop ADAA's Store.
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
Relaxing is supposed to be good for the body and soul, but people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad does happen, according to Penn State research.
In a new study, the researchers found that people who were more sensitive to shifts in negative emotion — quickly moving from a relaxed state to one of fear, for example — were more likely to feel anxious while being led through relaxation exercises.
Study data published in JAMA Network Open indicate a significantly increased risk for poor mental health outcomes among adults with childhood exposure to the criminal justice system.
Investigators abstracted data from the U.S. National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health, a nationally representative study that followed adolescents from high school into adulthood.
Health, athleticism, intelligence, illness: The traits that make us who we are come from the interplay between the genes we inherit and the environment we’re exposed to. And those environmental effects begin even before we are born. Thanks to long-running studies that track offspring from womb to adulthood, we know that smoking during pregnancy is linked to low birth weight, that drinking alcohol can cause heart defects or joint disorders, that a bad diet raises the odds of a child being an obese as an adult.
But what about a mother’s mental health?
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for treating children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder for the first time since 2011, changing some criteria for diagnosis, updating current medications and emphasizing the need to rule out other causes of symptoms.
The “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents” is based on the most recent research on ADHD, a common disorder that can profoundly affect a child’s academic achievement, well-being and social interactions.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health via ScienceDaily
Researchers have uncovered sex-based differences in the development of the hippocampus and amygdala. These brain areas have been implicated in the biology of several mental disorders that impact males and females differently. The findings may help researchers better understand sex-based differences in the emergence of mental disorders during adolescence and early adulthood.
HealthDay News via Physician's Weekly
Children with asthma and with anxiety, depression, or both have increased rates of asthma-related emergency department use, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Pediatrics. “Nearly one-quarter of children with asthma have such comorbidity, and those with increasing mental health complexity are at increasing risk,” the authors write.
The New York Times
Women who have a hysterectomy may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety, a new study reports.
Researchers used medical records of 2,094 women who had had a hysterectomy without removal of the ovaries, matching them with the same number of women of the same age who had not had the operation. None of the surgeries were performed to treat cancer. They followed them for an average of 22 years.
Family dysfunction, punitive parenting, and parental depression increase the risk for migraine in adolescents, a risk mediated by symptoms of depression and anxiety in late childhood, according to a study in Headache. “This knowledge should help to inform better clinical assessment of headache and identify mechanisms not within the control of the child that may alter their development of adverse health outcomes,” the researchers concluded.
More than one in three young adults aged 18 to 25 reported problematic levels of loneliness, according to a new report from Swinburne University and VicHealth.
Researchers surveyed 1,520 Australians aged 12 to 25, and examined their experience of loneliness. They also asked about their symptoms of depression and social anxiety.
Overall, one in four young people (aged 12 to 25) reported feeling lonely for three or more days within the last week.
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