Anxiety & Depression Insights
Oct. 14, 2014

ADAA announces awards for early career professionals, residents, trainees and students
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Awards Program: Career Development Travel Awards, Career Development Leadership Program, Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award and Clinician Trainee Award. Eligible applicants are graduate and medical students, residents, clinical trainees and early career professionals who have completed their training or degrees within the past three years and have an interest in pursuing careers focusing on anxiety disorders and depression. These awards engage aspiring professionals with ADAA through participation at the annual conference and a unique pairing of winners with a senior mentor from ADAA membership. They will be presented at the Anxiety and Depression Conference, April 9-12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Application Deadlines

Please visit ADAA’s website for individual awards criteria and to apply by their respective deadlines.More

2015 ADAA annual conference — Anxiety and Depression: Translating Research, Innovating Practice
Share it together ... Learn it together ... Change it together.
The sun is brighter in Miami. Join us there April 9-12, for the 2015 ADAA annual conference: Anxiety and Depression: Translating Research, Innovating Practice.

This conference is the professional hub for clinicians and researchers in the field of anxiety and depression, and related disorders who want to share, learn, innovate and advance the field in meaningful ways.

Why come? Because this is truly a unique space. Here you will share research and clinical experiences, help translate ideas, learn new practice strategies and techniques, connect with leaders in the field to build your network, hone your skills and get inspired. Register today.More

Join ADAA today!
Join Now! Become a member of ADAA and network with experts in anxiety disorders and depression, market your practice and receive discounts on continuing education. More

Anxiety training DVD offer
Accelerated Treatment for Anxiety: Core Concepts with Reid Wilson, PhD ($59.00) 1.5 CE credits available online from (additional fee).

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., sums up the fundamentals of tackling the most common condition confronting psychotherapists. In this lively new video, combining a live presentation with an accompanying case demonstration, he illustrates the core concepts of his groundbreaking technique and paradoxical twist in exposure therapy.


Anxiety and Depression apps reviewed online
Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD and other related disorders. Read the first reviews conducted by ADAA members.More

Protect seniors' access to psychiatric medications
Congress needs to hear from you

While you may not be able to come to Washington to deliver your message to Congress, it is just as important that your voice be heard. The Partnership for Medicare Part D Access has made it simple for you:

Now is the time to act. Let Congress know that we expect them to continue to respect the rights of individuals living with complex medical conditions by retaining their access to quality medical care.More

PTSD symptoms may follow transient ischemic attack
HealthDay News
People who suffer a transient ischemic attack are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study in the journal Stroke. A third of the 108 volunteers who completed questionnaires three months following a TIA experienced PTSD symptoms such as anxiety, depression and lower quality of life, researchers said. More

Worry, jealousy, moodiness linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's in women
American Academy of Neurology via Science Daily
Women who are anxious, jealous or moody and distressed in middle age may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a nearly 40-year-long study published in the Oct. 1, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Most Alzheimer's research has been devoted to factors such as education, heart and blood risk factors, head trauma, family history and genetics," said study author Lena Johannsson, Ph.D., of the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden.More

Experts identify 14 barriers to better patient health
Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute found clinical care reflected only 20 percent of overall health outcomes and that nonclinical factors play a greater role in boosting patient outcomes and cutting medical expenses. Researchers identified 14 factors that serve as patient barriers — including access, care coordination and financial status — and said that understanding and addressing these factors could improve care and lower health costs. More

3 in 10 cancer patients struggle with anxiety, depression
Tech Times
Dr. Anja Mehnert, a professor of psychosocial oncology at the University of Leipzig in Germany, who is the lead author of the study, reveals that many people are able to deal with stress related to their cancer diagnosis. However, about 32 percent of the patients develop psychological disorders. The research was conducted across inpatient and outpatient cancer centers across Germany and included over 2,100 cancer patients. More

CBT trumps medications for social anxiety
Medscape (free subscription)
Individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be more effective than pharmacotherapy for treating adult patients with social anxiety disorder, and it has fewer side effects and may be more cost-effective over the long run, new research suggests. A meta-analysis of 101 trials with more than 13,000 participants with the disorder showed that individual CBT had the largest effect sizes and "should be regarded as the best intervention for initial treatment," write the investigators.More

Study: Fish oil fights depression
Heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been shown to benefit the brain, but now new research out of King's College London have found the fatty acids may not only treat depression but can also prevent it. The researchers noted inflammation has been linked with depression. More

Suicide and depression among farmers linked to pesticides
A story in Environmental Health News explores the impact that prolonged exposure to large amounts of pesticides might be having on the mental health of farmers, leading to depression and suicide. According to the article by Brian Bienkowski, “Recent research has linked long-term use of pesticides to higher rates of depression and suicide. Evidence also suggests that pesticide poisoning — a heavy dose in a short amount of time — doubles the risk of depression.” More

Study finds rise in bodily symptoms of depression
New research shows Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, than their counterparts in the 1980s. San Diego State University researchers analyzed data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all over the country.More