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What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to your community. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The Holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on all that you are thankful for and to give back to organizations you support. This #GivingTuesday – today - please support ADAA and our mission.
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ADAA was pleased to be invited to participate in the Nov. 20 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine DC Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
ADAA joined a panel of close to 40 experts from a wide variety of national mental health focused organizations who came together to discuss issues including: the most pressing policy changes in delivering high quality care for mental health and substance disorders; the ongoing activities to improve care; how a National Academies forum help address challenges in the field and; which stakeholders are important to include in these efforts.
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!
ADAA 2018 Conference Keynote and Ross Lecture
Update from the NIMH
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:45 - 7 p.m. (includes Q&A session)
ADAA congratulates Dr. Gordon on being recently elected to rank of AAAS Fellow. Each year the AAAS Council elects members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished." Read more about this honor here.
Jerilyn Ross Lecture:
Pharmacological Strategies in the Treatment of Resistant Depression (TRD): The Past, The Present, and The Future
Friday, April 6, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (includes Q&A session)
Learn more about the Keynote and Ross Lecture.
Members in the News
11/26/2017 Pulling Your Hair or Picking at Skin can be Signs of Serious Disorders, The Washington Post, Suzanne Mouton-Odom, PhD
11/23/2017 The 5 Biggest Things People Get Wrong About Depression, INSIDER, Debra Kissen, PhD
Member New Publications
The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach
by Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT and Sarah Fader.
Learn more here.
The Listening Cure, by Dr. Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD with Eric Haseltine, PhD, Select Books Inc, 2017.
Learn more here.
Have you published a new book or research article? 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! Simply email Lise Bram and we'll make sure to feature your news here every week and on the ADAA Members in the News website page.
ADAA's public blog posts address frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults as well as children. ADAA blog posts are written by our expert professional members and offer tips and other helpful information. New blogs are posted monthly and are searchable by keyword and population.
Dr. Chris's Techniques for Lessening Anxiety and Depression
by Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD
Three Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress
by Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
ADAA's Professional Education Committee is inviting ADAA members and non-members who have participated in ADAA's educational programs to participate in a five-minute online needs assessment survey. The survey's focus is to gather feedback about ADAA's current professional education portfolio, to help us learn more about where professionals "go" to learn, to determine what is most important to you when choosing a continuing education program and to help us further enhance our professional education portfolio. You can take the survey here. We greatly appreciate your response by November 30th as it will help us ensure that ADAA is meeting your professional education needs! Thank you.
(CE credits are approved by APA, NBCC and New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work)
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- May 10, 2018 OCD and Medication Management. Registration coming soon.
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 all available recorded webinars.
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.
THESE EARLY VIEW ARTICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY
Adverse life events increase risk for postpartum psychiatric episodes: A population-based epidemiologic study
S. Meltzer-Brody, J. T. Larsen, L. Petersen, J. Guintivano, A. Di Florio, W. C. Miller, P. F. Sullivan and T. Munk-Olsen
Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22697
The impact of resilience and subsequent stressful life events on MDD and GAD
Christina M. Sheerin, Mackenzie J. Lind, Emily A. Brown, Charles O. Gardner, Kenneth S. Kendler and Ananda B. Amstadter
Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22700
Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism, trauma burden, and posttraumatic stress symptoms in U.S. military veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study
Natalie P. Mota, Shizhong Han, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Paul Maruff, John H. Krystal, Steven M. Southwick, Joel Gelernter and Robert H. Pietrzak
Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22698
Vortioxetine versus placebo in major depressive disorder comorbid with social anxiety disorder
Michael R. Liebowitz, Jason Careri, Kyra Blatt, Ann Draine, Junko Morita, Melissa Moran and Rita Hanover
Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22702
Depressive symptoms prior to and after incident cardiovascular disease and long-term survival. A population-based study of older persons
Rosanne Freak-Poli, M. Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Albert Hofman and Henning Tiemeier
Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22689
| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
A simple 15-minute electrocardiogram can help determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder, according to a new study by researchers with Loyola Medicine in Chicago. The findings, published in the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, show that heart rate variability can help differentiate between the two disorders.
Drugs, alcohol and suicide could lead to the deaths of more than 1.6 million people over the next 10 years, according to a new report that signals a troubling trend in mental health in the U.S. In 2015, there were 39.7 deaths per 100,000 U.S. residents due to drugs, alcohol and suicide compared with 23.1 in 1999 — a whopping increase of 72 percent.
Emerging research suggests mobile apps can help an individual learn to improve their emotional and mental health. Moreover, the apps instill confidence that one can use the skills to stay in control and maintain emotional and mental health. Brigham Young University health science researchers were looking to identify what it is about health apps that influences users’ behavior. Over three studies, they surveyed roughly 600 people.
New research suggests a new form of therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar appears to help relieve hallucinations when provided along with usual treatment. The randomized controlled trial compared the avatar therapy to a form of supportive counseling. It found that avatar therapy was more effective at reducing hallucinations at 12-week follow-up, and had a large effect size.
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HealthDay News via Clinical Advisor
For youths with depression, there are distinct treatment trajectories, which have varying health outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers conducted a longitudinal cohort study of youths aged 18 years or younger with a new diagnosis of depression and at least 12 months of follow-up from diagnosis
National Public Radio
As the months grow colder and darker, many people find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed. Bright light is sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers are now testing light therapy to see if it also can help treat depression that's part of bipolar disorder.
Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing.
People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want to admit how they feel, said the lead author of the study, published Nov. 20 in the journal Cancer.
Guided online, computerized cognitive behavioral therapy alone was more effective than primary care physicians' usual care at improving mental health-related quality of life, mood, and anxiety symptoms among patients with depression and anxiety, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Last holiday season, my parents invited my brother, his wife and me over to the house for dinner. I don't like spending a lot of time around family, but I said I'd go. My sister-in-law brought a friend, an attractive woman about my age. She was nice enough — she went to get some beer from the fridge and asked me if I wanted any. I don't drink — never have — so why start now?
Tears streamed down the face of suicide survivors as they stood on the stage at the Video Music Awards as hip-hop artist Logic performed "1-800-273-8255," a song titled after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The bi-racial rapper, who openly discussed having anxiety, has used his music to address the seriousness of mental health and urge people from diverse backgrounds to seek professional assistance.
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