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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!
2018 Conference Research Posters — Submission Deadline is Next Week!
Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 300 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues in two posters sessions. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings and share information.
The submission deadline for research posters is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Submit your poster abstracts on anxiety and depression, including generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and related disorders in adults and children.
Check out the ADAA poster guideline page for general information.
Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship — Deadline is Nov. 2!
$5,000 Award for Research Focused on Anxiety and Depression and ASD
The Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award that sponsors the participation of a young researcher for their promise as a budding leader in the field of neuroscience research directed toward understanding anxiety and/or depression in those on the autism spectrum. Special consideration will be given to applicants who themselves have been diagnosed with ASD. Learn more and apply by Nov. 2.
Earlier this year HealthUnlocked (the largest health network in the world and the organization that hosts ADAA's English and Spanish online peer to peer anxiety and depression support communities) interviewed HU community site users (there are currently 4.5 million people on the platform each month in more than 700 online communities covering a spectrum of health conditions including everything from cancer, to HIV, to anxiety) on how and why they used HealthUnlocked, and have published the results in a report. The survey was sent to a representative sample (2079) of users, all of which had been active on the platform within the last three months.
We invite you to read the HealthUnlocked 2017 Survey Report to view the impact the health and mental health online communities have on helping people manage their own health.
Click here to view the HealthUnlocked blog and survey report.
Together We Are Changing Lives.
The CFC 2017 Combined Federal Campaign runs from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12, 2018. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8 billion for charitable organizations. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The funds raised each fall through this campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. During the campaign, Federal employees can choose from a list of thousands of vetted charities to support. The CFC makes it easy to support the causes you care about.
Please make ADAA your 2017 workplace charity of choice. ADAA's charity code is 11220. Your support enables ADAA to provide education about anxiety, depression and related disorders and helps people find treatment, resources and support. Your contribution also helps ADAA fund research and new treatments to one day prevent and cure these disorders. Did you know that more than 22 million people visit ADAA's website each year? And tens of thousands of people subscribe to ADAA's monthly email newsletter and follow ADAA on social media? Together we are making a critical difference. Together we are changing lives. Thank you.
Members in the News
10/19/2017 Teen Anxiety: What Can Parents, and Kids, Do About It?, WBUR-FM, Angela Neal Barnett, PhD
10/19/2017 White Plains: Actress Glenn Close on Hand for Opening of Mental Health Training Facility, The Journal News, and FIOS1news video, Lata McGinn, PhD and Alec Miller, PsyD
10/15/2017 Stopping the Noise with Dr. Reid Wilson, The Stress-Less Life with Dr. Yip, Reid Wilson, PhD and Jenny Yip PsyD, ABPP
Member Publications — Just Released
Parenting a Troubled Teen: Manage Conflict and Deal with Intense Emotions Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, by Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD. New Harbinger Publications, 2017. Learn more here.
Member Blog Posts — Consumer
Questioning Whether You Have OCD When You Have OCD
by Patricia Thornton, PhD
Health Anxiety: What Is It and How to Beat It
by Ken Goodman, LCSW
Riding the Wave: The 2017 Santa Rosa Wildfire
by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Timely Topic Webinar Series
- Coming May 10, 2018 OCD and Medication Management
Coming November 30, 2017 Promoting Positive Adaptation in Youth Exposed to Disasters: The Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program.
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
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.
Check out these recent offerings:
Management of Treatment Resistant Depression (recorded October 18, 2017)
presented by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE
Marketing Your Practice: Social Media and Beyond (recorded October 4, 2017)
presented by Helene Sobin, MBA and Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP
Watch the recorded webinar (this webinar is not eligible for CE credit)
OCD & Strategic Pressure: Working with Treatment Resistant Children & Adult Children Living at Home (recorded September 22, 2017)
presented by Dr. Jonathan Grayson, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE.
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.
Learn more about the Journal.
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health — Scholarships for Training in Group-Based Mental Health Interventions in Houston
Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is now accepting applications for its Scholarship and Awards Program for the February 26 – March 3, 2018 Annual Training of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). This robust program is offered annually through the Group Foundation and supports the training of group therapists, including students and new professionals, public and private agency personnel, veterans' hospital and center staff, military clinicians and chaplains, and others providing mental health services to the public. The early decision deadline is Nov. 1; applications are accepted after this date for review on a funds-available basis. Applications can be submitted online.
Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Announces Research Grants to Study Group
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health announced that funds are available from the Group Foundation to support research in the field of group psychotherapy. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded, depending upon the importance of the research to the field, the experience of the investigative team, and the number of research applications received. The Group Foundation is seeking research-focused, rather than program-focused, applications that are designed to broaden the available body of knowledge in evidence-based group psychotherapy clinical practice.
The deadline for receipt of grant applications is Nov. 1. Email submission is required and should be sent to the attention of the Group Foundation at email@example.com. The application and other relevant information may be found on the AGPA website. For more information please contact Diane Feirman, CAE, at 212-477-2677 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.agpa.org.
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Longer duration of untreated depression was associated with increased depression severity after two years, according to the results of a study published in PLoS One. Taiwanese researchers enrolled participants aged 18 to 65 years with major depressive disorder who had been untreated with antidepressants for ≥4 weeks prior to the study.
Four genes have been identified that are linked to obsessive compulsive disorder. The genes all play a role in the same brain circuit, and may help explain why people are more likely to have OCD if they have a relative with the condition. People with OCD have intrusive thoughts and feel driven to repeat rituals, such as hand-washing, to relieve their anxiety.
The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) is associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in young adults that intensifies with increasing duration of use, cumulative dose and average daily dose, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Despite increased awareness about mental illness, depression remains strongly linked to a higher risk of early death — and this risk has increased for women in recent years — according to results from the 60-year Stirling County Study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
With the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and one of the lowest recovery rates, anorexia nervosa presents substantial challenges to the clinician. That is one reason treatment of the disease requires an interdisciplinary team of providers, including a medical doctor, a mental health specialist and a dietitian, all with experience in treating eating disorders. This team must deliver integrated, coordinated care to patients.
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Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study has shown. Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, included the length of pregnancy, whether or not an epidural was given during delivery, and body mass index.
Psychologists often turn to a variety of methods to analyze how people express and manage their emotions. Now in a new study, researchers at the City College of New York have developed a novel assessment model, called the Mentalized Affectivity Scale (MAS), which allows clinicians to approach mental health disorders in a new way.
New research finds that people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder receive preventive health screenings at rates similar to or higher than people without mental illnesses. The finding stems from a study of more than 800,000 patients, and appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In a new preclinical study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, the scientists found that mild electrical pulses to the vagus nerve indeed showed some protective effects against PTSD symptoms.
The Huffington Post
Most of us would have tried to speak to somebody at some point in our lives, only to be dismissed or responded with a blunt, almost rude reply. This may have left you wondering what you have done wrong. Wondering what you could have possibly said to offend the person. Maybe you have done nothing, maybe the person was just rude, or maybe this person has social anxiety.
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