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Thank You and Best Wishes for a Warm and Joyous Holiday Season
The ADAA Board and Staff
About ADAA's Multicultural Advances SIG
The members of the Multicultural SIG represent all facets of ADAA: researchers, clinicians, students, and other stakeholders. The group’s focus on multiculturalism and diversity recognizes humans as intersecting identities: age, ability and disability, religion or spiritual orientation, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous or nonindigenous background, national origin and gender identity.
This SIG recognizes that due to histories of differential power, privilege, oppression, and marginalization, specific groups within these categories have been underrepresented in psychology and mental health. So the group's members aim to facilitate increased attention to topics and issues concerning diversity and multiculturalism within ADAA and in the field in general, as well as encourage discussion, collaboration, and research among those interested in meeting the mental health needs of diverse and underserved communities.
Meet the Multicultural Advances Co-Chairs
Karen G. Martinez, MD, MSc is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico where she directs the Center for the Study and Treatment of Fear and Anxiety. As the director of this Center, Dr. Martinez leads an interdisciplinary team in the development of research and treatment protocols aimed at improving the assessment and treatment of anxiety in Puerto Ricans. This Center consists of an interdisciplinary group of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, psychologists and occupational therapists studying the role of physiological fear on anxiety disorders and cultural adaptation of treatments for anxiety disorders. She is also the principal investigator and director of the NIH funded Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Development Program at the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Martinez completed a Post-doctoral Master's in Clinical Research in 2006 and has then continued to receive institutional, NIH and Susan G. Komen Foundation support for her research. Her multiple awards recognize her research work including the Career Development Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and a Minority Faculty Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). She is an active member of several professional organizations, such as the ADAA where she has spearheaded multiple projects in order to increase outreach to diverse population including being the co-chair of the Multicultural Special Interest Group.
Dr. Jessica Graham-LoPresti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Salem State University. Graham-LoPresti graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, MA. Graham-LoPresti received and American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship during her predoctoral training and completed her predoctoral internship training at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston, MA. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Sciences Division in Boston, MA. Dr. Graham-LoPresti's clinical and research interests include barriers to care underserved and marginalized populations as well as the impact of racism on stress and anxiety for individuals of color. Dr. Graham-LoPresti serves as the co-chair for the multicultural special interest group through the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Interested in joining the Multicultural Advances SIG? Please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager for more information.
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!
Online Program — Now Live! Browse 170+ sessions, with the option to search by text, code, speaker, date, category and/or session type. Explore your favorite sessions on anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and related disorders in children and adults. Check out special events, networking breaks, exhibit hours, CE credits available and more. To view the online program, click here.
12/13/2017 Shortness of Breath, Racing Heart and Tremors Could be a Sign of Anxiety, Today, Michael Ziffra, MD
12/12/2017 What is Concealed Depression and How Can You Spot Its Sneaky Symptoms?, POPSUGAR, Sally Winston, PsyD
12/11/2017 How Stress and Anxiety are Hurting Children, ChicagoTonight.wttw.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and John T. Walkup, MD
12/11/2017 What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem, TIME, Anne Marie Albano, PhD and Golda Ginsburg, PhD
12/11/2017 How to Prepare for Your First Anxiety Therapy Session, Zoodoc, Debra Kissen, PhD
12/02/2017 'Who is the Queen?’ And Other Ways to Get Talking to Strangers, The Guardian, Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD
The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook, Martin M. Antony, PhD and Richard P. Swinson, MD, New Harbinger, 2017
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 Education Committee offers free monthly webinars to address some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and related disorders for adults as well as children. Mental health professionals are welcome to listen and encouraged to share these webinars with their clients, but please note that this webinar series is intended for the general public. Continuing education credits are not available for this webinar series.
Nuevo ADAA Webinar en Español
¿Por que´ tenemos temor/estigma en buscar ayuda para nuestra salud mental?, presentado por: David Cueva, PsyD
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. From live one hour interactive events, to recorded webinars and now specially priced recorded webinar bundles (see below). Earn 1 CE credit for most webinars.
Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE credits. CE credits area approved by APA, NBCC, and New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work.
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.
Just posted: Mining for Gold: Alternative Strategies for Successful Careers in Academic Medical Research. Featuring: Dr. Bruce L. Riser, PhD
Recorded: December 14, 2017 noon to 1 p.m. EST. No CE
View a listing of all available recorded webinars.
New! — Discounted Professional Recorded Webinar Bundles
ADAA is pleased to offer 3 new discounted professional webinar bundles on current topics for home study learning to enhance your clinical practice or research work. Each webinar bundle package contains 3 recorded webinars held in the last 18 months. Bundle topics include: OCD (CE and non CE), Child and Adolescents (non CE) and Career Development (non CE). Discounted prices: $50 CE bundle (members) and $90 CE bundle (non-members). Non CE bundles are free for members and $60 for non-members. Learn more here.
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.
Individuation for a DSM-5 disorder: Adult separation anxiety (pages 1082–1084)
Jeffrey R. Strawn and Eric T. Dobson
Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22703
Prediction of treatment outcomes to exercise in patients with nonremitted major depressive disorder (pages 1116–1122)
Chad D. Rethorst, Charles C. South, A. John Rush, Tracy L. Greer and Madhukar H. Trivedi
Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22670
Nonremission and time to remission among remitters in major depressive disorder: Revisiting STAR*D (pages 1123–1133)
Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22677
Meta-analysis: Risk of hyperhidrosis with second-generation antidepressants (pages 1134–1146)
Chad Beyer, Kiley Cappetta, Jessica A. Johnson and Michael H. Bloch
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22680
A decline in depression treatment following FDA antidepressant warnings largely explains racial/ethnic disparities in prescription fills (pages 1147–1156)
Nicholas J. Carson, Ana M. Progovac, Ye Wang and Benjamin L. Cook
Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22681
The impact of race and ethnicity on rates of return to psychotherapy for depression (pages 1157–1163)
John E. Zeber, Karen J. Coleman, Heidi Fischer, Tae K. Yoon, Brian K. Ahmedani, Arne Beck, Samuel Hubley, Zac E. Imel, Rebecca C. Rossom, Susan M. Shortreed, Christine Stewart, Beth E. Waitzfelder and Greg E. Simon
Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22696
Less is more: Patient-level meta-analysis reveals paradoxical dose-response effects of a computer-based social anxiety intervention targeting attentional bias (pages 1106–1115)
Rebecca B. Price, Jennie M. Kuckertz, Nader Amir, Yair Bar-Haim, Per Carlbring and Meredith L. Wallace
Version of Record online: 28 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22634
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According to the results of a systematic review published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, limited evidence indicates that antidepressants may treat depression effectively in patients with comorbid schizophrenia. To determine the effectiveness of antidepressants for depression in patients with schizophrenia, researchers reviewed 26 studies of antidepressant use in patients with schizophrenia or related psychosis and depression.
A new international study suggests that parents who employ challenging parent behavioral methods — active physical and verbal behaviors that encourage children to push their limits — are likely protecting their children from developing childhood anxiety disorders. Researchers surveyed 312 families with preschool-aged children across the Netherlands and Australia.
National Public Radio
A new study found that teenagers are increasingly depressed, feel hopeless and are more likely to consider suicide. Researchers found a sudden increase in teens' symptoms of depression, suicide risk factors and suicide rates in 2012 — around the time when smartphones became popular, says Jean Twenge, one of the authors of the study.
Do you know someone who when leaving their house, always goes back to check to ensure they turned off the gas or propane heaters? Or, do you double check that the front door is locked? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a new Canadian study clarifies how the fear of losing control over thoughts and actions impacts OCD-related behavior, including checking.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Black teenagers, especially those from low-income communities, express depressive symptoms differently from other demographic groups, according to new research that included young Philadelphia public housing residents. The Rutgers University-led study found that depressed African-American adolescents tend to complain about conflicts with others and about having difficulty sleeping.
In a new study, Pennsylvania State University investigators discovered rejection from fathers during adolescence may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness among teens. The paper appears in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Social anxiety disorder refers to an anxiety disorder triggered by social situations. People with SAD have symptoms like fast heartbeat, sweating and stomach upset when they are anxious. They have a fear that people might scrutinize their performance and evaluate them negatively.
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Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures. The team used national data from a large-scale schools survey to estimate the relative incidence of fatal and non-fatal self-harm in 12–17 year-olds adolescents in England.
Suicide attempts were shown to increase in the summer and during periods of warmer temperatures in people age 15 to 25, according to the results of a recent study published in BMC Psychiatry. In this retrospective study, researchers reviewed suicide attempt reports from 2,131 patients (81.7 percent female) in Istanbul age 15 to 25 over a 1-year period.
U.K. researchers have found support for a new therapy for young people suffering from schizophrenia. The technique, social recovery therapy, helps individuals reconnect and engage with the world around them. Investigators explain that social recovery therapy helps severely withdrawn individuals to identify personally meaningful goals and to set up day-to-day achievable activities.
When a patient enters intensive care for critical illness, his or her family members often suffer from long-term anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress or other negative effects. A new study published in the journal Critical Care Medicine finds that a biomarker may help identify which family members will be most emotionally impacted by their loved one's ICU stay.
Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 421 people who participated in nine previously completed short-term experiments testing the benefits of music therapy on its own or added to traditional interventions for depression.
"She's going to die. You're going to lose her. When you least expect it, you will look away, you won’t be paying attention, and something will happen. She'll be gone and it will be your fault." Thoughts like these played in my head on a near-constant loop starting when my daughter was about 5 months old. Or, at least, that's when the thoughts had become so pervasive and ever-present that I finally noticed them.
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