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|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits. Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
Live Webinar Just Announced - Thursday, December 12, 2019 – Carmel Browne, LCSW
Resisting Myths and Reducing Shame: Understanding the Impact of Rape Culture on the Prevalence of Sexual Assault Within the African American Community
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
One of the biggest barriers faced by African American female survivors who choose to disclose their abuse is a hostile environment and a tendency towards justification, particularly when the alleged offender happens to be a man of influence. This workshop will explore those barriers and provide strategies for service providers and focus on rape myths and how they support and perpetuate rape culture.
Recent On-Demand Webinars
Just added: State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Presented by Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research
Presented by Joy Burkhard, MBA; Catherine Monk, PhD; Margaret Altemus, MD; and Rahil Briggs, PsyD
Eligible for 3 CE/CME hours
(This webinar is not eligible for NBCC credit.)
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 Vickie Spielman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 19-22, 2020
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street - San Antonio, Texas
The ADAA 2020 40th Annual Conference (March 19-22, San Antonio, TX) will bring together an expected 1,400 clinicians and researchers from across the US and around the world who want to improve treatments and find cures for anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Choose from 160+ sessions, hear engaging plenary speakers, learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, and earn CEs and CMEs.
#ADAA2020 Trending Topic
Cannabis, Anxiety, and Depression: Cause for Pause of Peace of Mind?
Thursday, March 19, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Presented by Staci Gruber, PhD
During this presentation, Dr. Gruber will summarize the complex the relationship between cannabis use and anxiety and depression and will discuss how important differences between recreational users and medical cannabis (MC) patients may impact this relationship. She will present recent findings from the cannabis Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program, including data from the first longitudinal study of MC patients, which reflect changes on measures of cognitive function, clinical state, quality of life, conventional medication use, and neuroimaging variables after initiation of MC treatment.
#ADAA2020 Timely Topics for Clinicians
Experts provide clinicians and other attendees with accessible evidence-based information on timely topics encountered in the practice setting. Attendees will learn the very latest in evidence-based practice on an array of topics.
Thursday, March 19.
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Culturally Responsive Approaches to the Treatment of Anxiety
Amber Calloway, PhD, The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science; Sarah Hayes-Skelton, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Jessica LoPresti, PhD, Suffolk University Boston
10:15-11:15 am - Counseling Individuals and Families Bereaved by Suicide
Joy Giorgio, MA, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Michael Weinberg PhD, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
12:15 - 1:15 pm - The Perpetual Risk of Suicide in Police, Military and Veterans: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Robert Ackerman, MSW, LCSW, Anxiety Disorders Treatment in Brooklyn; Tina Atherall, DSW, LMSW, PsychArmor Institute; Marianne Goodman, MD, Bronx Veterans Hospital for the Police and Military Suicide; and Maggie Mortali, MPH, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
New #ADAA2020 Science Spotlight Announced
A Walk Through the Lifecycle of the Memory Engram
Presented by Daniella Schiller PhD
Satuday, March 21, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Discoveries on the neurobiology memory in recent years demand a reconsideration of our standard understanding in favor of a new view of memory. For most of the 20th century, neuroscientists believed that memories are initially labile but stabilize into a permanent engram through a process called consolidation. New evidence suggests that consolidated memories can return to their unstable states and, once destabilized, can be diminished, enhanced, or modified.
Congratulations to our #ADAA2020 Donald F. Klein Winner and Runner-Up
We are excited to announce our #ADAA2020 Donald F. Klein Winner, Sanne van Rooij, PhD and Runner-Up Autumn Kujawa, PhD. The Donald F. Klein is an annual ADAA award that goes to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression. Congratulations to Dr. van Rooij and Dr. Kujawa.
Learn more about the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award here.
Dr. Sanne van Rooij, PhD
Increased Activation of the Fear Neurocircuitry in Children Exposed to Violence
Dr. Autumn Kujawa, PhD
Differentiating Clinically Depressed Adolescents With and Without Active Suicidality: An Examination of Neurophysiological and Self-report Measures of Reward Responsiveness
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. ADAA members can save even more by using the promo code EarlyPro20 when you check out.
Is your clinic or institution sending 4 or more attendees to #ADAA2020? Click here to learn how you can save even more through Group Registration discounts. Group Discounts are available to current ADAA members only.
Main Stage Event – ADAA is Turning 40!
Plan now to stay through Saturday night at #ADAA2020 to help ADAA celebrate our 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.
Book Your Hotel Room Today! Rooms Will Sell Out Fast in San Antonio.
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! Rooms sell out quickly in San Antonio – so don’t delay!
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. Rooms sell out quickly in San Antonio – so don’t delay!
Special ADAA Rate: $199
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020.
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.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
BECK Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Eating Recovery Center/Insights Behavioral Health
IER Biopharma Medical
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.
The Partner Solutions Hall Grand Opening is sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health.
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.
This is Trevor’s story.
“'Hello, my name is Trevor Clifford, I am a video producer with 10 years of experience in corporate and commercial content. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.'
I write that first sentence in messages and emails every day; this essay is the first time it’s been followed by the second.”
Click here to read Trevor's full story and to read other ADAA personal stories.
#GivingTuesday is in 2 Weeks!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesday is a day for everyone, everywhere, to GIVE! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving — this year on December 3rd — #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
This #GivingTuesday we are reaching out to you — our valued ADAA members and professionals — to help us spread the word about why you support ADAA and our mission. Download and print an #UNselfie to let us know why you support ADAA. Don’t want to wait until Giving Tuesday? Donate directly now here. Funds raised through #Giving Tuesday help to provide critically needed free resources to the public.
ADAA Member News
Ann Marie Buckley
Ana Martinez de Andino
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Child and Adolescent SIG hosting presentation of “Feasibility and Acceptability of a Toolkit to Facilitate Clinician Use of Exposure Therapy for Youth”
On Tuesday, December 10 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ADAA member Emily M. Becker-Haimes will be presenting will present the study “Feasibility and Acceptability of a Toolkit to Facilitate Clinician Use of Exposure Therapy for Youth” as part of the Child and Adolescent SIG’s monthly call. This study reports on the acceptability and feasibility of a clinician support toolkit for exposures with anxious youth in community settings. The toolkit was developed through an extensive literature review of exposure science and cited barriers to exposure therapy, with input
from multiple experts in pediatric anxiety (n = 10).
If you are not already a member of the Child and Adolescent SIG please contact us at email@example.com to be added to the call. SIG calls are open to ADAA members only. Not a member yet? Join now.
Sanne van Rooij, PhD
I became an ADAA member in 2015 when I started as a postdoc at the Grady Trauma Project with Tanja Jovanovic and Kerry Ressler, who co-chaired the conference that year in Miami (the one with the great waterfront dance party). The thing I enjoy the most about ADAA is the community, all the members I have met in the last 5 years. ADAA has also provided me many new opportunities for research and collaboration. I have really enjoyed co-chairing the Genetics & Neuroscience SIG 2017-2019 with Sahib Khalsa. It was a great way to get to know the ADAA organization better and learn more about the conference and what people are most interested in.
Dr. Sanne van Rooij is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) in 2015. Dr. van Rooij's research aims to identify neurobiological predictors for PTSD development and treatment response and the investigation of novel brain-based treatments. As part of her PhD training with Drs. Kahn and Geuze, she performed a pre- and post-treatment neuroimaging study on war veterans with PTSD. She identified predictors for poor treatment outcome, such as a smaller hippocampus and increased amygdala activation. As a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Ressler and Jovanovic, she studied the role of the hippocampus in the development of PTSD in acutely and chronically traumatized civilians and children. She is an active member of the Neuroimaging Group of the PTSD psychiatric consortium. Dr. van Rooij collaborates with Emory's Department of Neurosurgery to assess the effect of amygdala ablation and direct amygdala stimulation on PTSD symptoms and biomarkers. She has been an active member of ADAA since 2015.
ADAA is excited to announce that Dr. van Rooij has been awarded the 2020 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award which will be presented at #ADAA2020 in San Antonio, Texas. The award is presented for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression.
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
ADAA members receive significant discounts on all professional education opportunities. From webinars, to CE/CME credits and the Annual Conference, ADAA members benefit from discount members-only registration rates. Always make sure you log into your ADAA profile before signing up for professional education opportunities.
Not an ADAA member yet? Join now to start saving!
If you have questions about ADAA member benefits, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New ADAA Member Blog Posts
The “Reality” of Real-Life OCD
by Lynn S. Gots, PhD
Does Media Induce Individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) To Have Plastic Surgery?
by Eda Gorbis PhD, LMFT
Barn Life Recovery is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through our intensive outpatient and day programs. At our holistic recovery center, our staff encourages evidence-based healing practices (synthetic-free psychology, relapse prevention, meditation, Tai Chi, and martial arts) within an idyllic setting. Let’s partner and change lives together.
|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).
11/12/2019 More Proof that Working Out May Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression, Chicago Tribune, Karmel Choi, PhD
11/11/2019 5 Mindfulness Techniques for Letting Go of Control, FastCompany.com, Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT
11/11/2019 No, You’re Not Imagining Things. Seasonal Depression Is Real, Shondaland.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
11/08/2019 Anxiety on Campus: Feeling Seen & Speaking Out, HerCampus.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
11/07/2019 Think You Have Seasonal Depression? Learn the Symptoms and Treatments, NYPost.com, James Murrough, MD
11/06/2019 Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression, WebMD, Karmel Choi, PhD
11/06/2019 How Often You Should Take a Mental Health Day, According to a Psychologist, TravelandLeisure.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
11/05/2019 Yoga, Running, and Other Workouts Can Combat Depressive Episodes, Healthine.com, Jordan W. Smoller, MD ScD
11/05/2019 Increased Physical Activity May Reduce Depressive Episodes by 17%, Healio.com, Karmel Choi, PhD
11/05/2019 Exercise May Help Ward Off Depression, Even If You're Genetically Prone to It, LiveScience.com, Karmel Choi, PhD
11/05/2019 Is Mental Health Stigma Real? Nearly 9 Out Of 10 Americans Say So, Bustle.com, Michelle Lozano, MFT
11/04/2019 Curious When to Worry About Your Teen's Anxiety?, PsychologyToday.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD
11/04/2019 Excessive Worrying? A Psychologist Sees a Spike in Anxiety and Offers Tips, WashingtonPost.com, Douglas Mennin, PhD
11/04/2019 Texas Man Taking Action after His Son and Mother Both Die by Suicide, SpectrumNews.com, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
11/03/2019 Opinion: Not All Feel Jolly for the Holiday Season, ColumbiaChronicle.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
11/01/2019 Joker: A Powerful Psychological Drama, PsychologyToday.com,Arash Javanbakht, MD
ADAA Member News & Publications
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.
Needing to Know for Sure: A CBT-Based Guide to Overcoming Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking
by Sally Winston, PsyD and Martin Seif, PhD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 11
FOCUS ON: The Gut Microbiome and Mental Health; and PTSD Potpourri
The gut microbiome in psychiatry: A primer for clinicians
Michael Van Ameringen ADAA Member), Jasmine Turna, Beth Patterson (ADAA member), Amy Pipe, Randi Q. Mao, Rebecca Anglin, Michael G. Surette
Predictors of multiple domains of functioning in Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Results from the Mind Your Heart Study
Melanie B. Arenson BS, Shannon E. McCaslin PhD, Beth E. Cohen, MD, MAS
Associations of PTSD, chronic pain, and their comorbidity on cannabis use disorder: Results from an American nationally representative study
Elena Bilevicius, Jordana L. Sommer, Gordon J.G. Asmundson (ADAA Member), Renée El‐Gabalawy
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.
2020 Mom Annual FORUM: We Can Do More in Maternal Mental Health Care
Calling all Maternal Mental Health Change Agents. Registration is now open for the 10th Annual 2020 Mom MMH FORUM. Speakers include leaders from: The Kennedy Forum, The New York Times, and more. The Forum will take place February 12-13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
ADAA members may register at a 25% discount using code ADAA2020. (This event is not eligible for CE/CME credits). Click here to register or for more information.
MGH Bipolar Clinic Study Opportunity
The MGH Bipolar Clinic is recruiting members for their Advocacy Group Dissemination Committee for a PCORI-funded project led by Dr. Andrew Nierenberg and Dr. Louisa Sylvia.
The study “Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacogenomics for Treatment of Depression (CEPIO-D)” aims to compare the effectiveness of a widely available and widely used combinatorial pharmacogenomic (PGx) test with best practice guideline-concordance treatment to improve well-being in individuals with major depressive disorder. The study will try to find the answer to this practical question: Is pharmacogenomic testing useful or not for patients with depression? Participants are recruited and treated by 40 clinicians across 5 different sites across the country.
The Dissemination Committee we are assembling for this study will be composed of both patient partners and non-patient stakeholders (e.g., health insurers, family members, advocacy groups, clinicians, researchers). The committee will create a wide spectrum of messaging-types in order to disseminate findings appropriately across all possible communication channels (e.g., social media, academic journals, radio and TV, print as well as eNewsletters). Committee members will convene via teleconference every three months, and the members will be paid $75/per hour for their time.
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
You and your Facebook friends can support causes that are important to you (like ADAA) by raising funds and awareness right on Facebook. Please support us on #GivingTuesday – December 3rd.
Read more and start your own fundraiser today.
Calling all live streamers!
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|
The Chronicle of Social Change
A recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that around 50 percent of the population does not believe that addictions are diseases. The respondents emphasized free choice over factors like poverty, racism, hopelessness or biology.
Fortunately, many respondents expressed empathy toward those with substance use problems. But the lack of a shared understanding of addictions as diseases – diseases that have the ability to destroy families and foster illegal behavior — hampers opportunities for comprehensive and effective intervention or prevention.
University of Texas at San Antonio via ScienceDaily
Researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
The Lancet Psychiatry
Previous systematic reviews of educational setting-based preventive interventions suggested a modest effect for anxiety and depression. However, the comparative effectiveness of the multiple competing interventions available has not been assessed. Researchers did a network meta-analysis to identify if any intervention could be considered superior for preventing anxiety and depression in children and young people.
When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident — and increasing — years later, a Swedish study suggests.
Overall, people in the study with gender incongruence — that is, their biological gender doesn’t match the gender with which they identify — were six times more likely than people in the general population to visit a doctor for mood and anxiety disorders. They were also three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants, and six times more likely to be hospitalized after a suicide attempt, researchers found.
But among trans people who had undergone gender-affirming surgery, the longer ago their surgery, the less likely they were to suffer anxiety, depression or suicidal behavior during the study period, researchers reported in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
Employer-sponsored behavioral health programs improved depression and anxiety among employees, according to a study results published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
While the concept of travel risk often conjures up an image of physical violence or disease outbreaks, the reality for corporate travelers is often very different.
Mental health is making up a rapidly growing number of calls to risk management companies, with stress-induced symptoms of anxiety and depression as one of the top issues travelers report. International SOS, perhaps the largest medical assistance and security company worldwide, fields 4.5 million calls a year, with about 40 percent involving issues of mental health. As the frequency continues to rise, companies are becoming increasingly aware of a need to change the corporate support systems in place.
Since the dawn of the corporate office park, mental health has been relegated to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” limbo of the American workplace. People who’ve been diagnosed with a condition such as depression or anxiety aren’t inclined to open up to bosses and colleagues. Shame and stigma prevent some 80 percent of sufferers from seeking help, according to one report. These are expensive problems to keep hidden. Depression alone costs the U.S. economy $210 billion a year, half of which is shouldered by employers in the form of missed work and lost productivity.
Evidence indicates that children often present with unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms. Although such “functional” GI complaints have been shown to often be associated with anxiety in adults and also be highly correlated with experiences of early adversity, studies establishing adversity – GI – anxiety interactions during human development are lacking. Use of GI symptoms as a window into a child’s emotional health could allow for earlier recognition and intervention.
A recent study published in Depression and Anxiety demonstrated a direct and interactive association of recent life stress and cumulative hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning with depressive symptoms among adolescents.
Boston University School of Medicine via ScienceDaily
Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now a new study provides evidence that yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in both the short term, with each session, as well as cumulatively in the longer term, over three months.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a lifelong disorder, commonly occurring in tandem with other problems, and the American Academy of Pediatrics is recognizing this issue and how clinicians can tackle it with a guideline update.
Experiential avoidance is a predictor for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder symptomatology in older adolescents, data from an observational, longitudinal study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggest.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
Despite popular belief that omega-3 fatty acids can combat anxiety and depression, omega-3 supplements likely offer little or no actual effect on symptoms, researchers reported online in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
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