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|ADAA Stands Against Racism
June 2, 2020
Dear ADAA Community,
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) mission is more critical than ever. Since ADAA’s founding 40 years ago, we have been committed to ensuring that everyone who struggles with an anxiety disorder, depression or PTSD can obtain the resources they need to live healthier and more productive lives.
Over the last few months, we have seen that many of our poorest neighborhoods and communities of color have suffered disproportionately from the spread of COVID-19. Many of these same marginalized communities are also grappling with economic uncertainty, and now with the recent killing of George Floyd following so many other killings of African Americans, with increased mental health issues. ADAA’s mental health experts understand that exposure to these pervasive racial traumas and stressors are detrimental to one’s mental health. We also know that many people of color who suffer from mental health issues also experience less access to care and services.
Although the exact impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States remains unknown, prior research and the presence of multiple stressors suggests a bleak outcome. After battling the infection, survivors face the risk of long-term mental health consequences. One year after the SARS outbreak in 2003, 64% of surveyed survivors in China reported symptoms suggestive of a clinically significant mental health condition. Similar rates following the COVID-19 pandemic would be devastating for racial and ethnic minorities that have experienced higher infection rates and death rates than their white counterparts. The compounded stress from losing loved ones, the ongoing threat of infection, unmet basic needs, and economic instability resulting from systemic racism increases risk for anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress.
ADAA is committed to developing more resources for the public and our members on both COVID-19 and on how racism impacts the mental health of people of color. Many of our members are speaking with the media about this topic and we are sharing articles, tv and news segments on a daily basis. Many members are sending us blog posts and hosting webinars on these topics. We ask that you reach out to us with ideas and suggestions on how we can augment these important resources for both our professional and public communities. And we encourage all members to continue writing and sharing blog posts with us on this topic. We also ask that you share links with us to helpful resources and ways people can use their time and voice to stand against racism and discrimination and to actively help those communities that are struggling. Please reach out to email@example.com with content you would like ADAA to share.
These are uncertain and troubling times. We are grateful to our valued members for their daily efforts to share their expertise and time with their peers and the public. We stand together to promote unity, inclusion and mental health for all. Racism has no place in our mission.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of live and recorded webinars for mental health professionals. Many ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits – right now there are 12 webinars eligible for CE/CME credit with more added each month. Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
LIVE WEBINAR! Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Immigrant, refugee, and asylee clients represent a diverse group with unique mental health needs. Over 1 million individuals obtained a green card in the United States in 2018 (Department of Homeland Security,
2020). Further, as of 2017, immigrants accounted for 25% of all children residing in the United States (Child Trends, 2018). This population experiences a host of stressors related to their experiences of migration
and acclimating to a new environment in their host country. Read more about this webinar here.
NEW- Just Recorded! ON DEMAND RECORDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR CE/CME - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Check out all CE/CME eligible on demand webinars.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
View a full list of all ADAA on demand webinars.
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Lise Bram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visit ADAA’s resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies for coping with heightened anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 outbreak from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your colleagues and with your clients.
ADAA Members Offer New Framework for Mental Health Response to COVID-19
The Phased Approach to COVID-19 Mental Health Response (PAC) is a framework for COVID-19 mental health response developed by ADAA members Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP to aid in responding to and planning for mental health impacts of the current pandemic. Read more.
Don’t miss the two-part free webinar series specifically examining mental health of the frontlines:
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 (Part 1)
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 – A Phased Approach for Support (Part 2)
Recent Member Webinars
Recent Member Blog Posts
Recent Member News
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
- Social Anxiety During COVID-19, Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
- Hidden Inequalities: COVID-19’s Impact on our Mental Health Workforce, Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, Torrey A. Creed, PhD, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD, Luana Marques, PhD
Check Out This NEW SocialLink Video!
SocialLink is ADAA’s member only online community – your place to connect, chat, and learn. Getting involved on SocialLink is easy and allows you to expand your ADAA network and learn about up-coming events and new research or treatment information. If you’re not quite sure how to make the most of SocialLink, watch the short video tutorial to learn about all the helpful features available! Have questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
Join ADAA’s Telemental Health Directory
With people remaining at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, telemental health options are increasingly important. In addition to our Find-a-Therapist directory, ADAA offers a Telemental Health Directory open to all ADAA members at no additional cost.
It is easy to be added to the directory. Simply complete ADAA’s Telemental Health form and upload it to your member profile. Once complete, semail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be added to the directory. To access the form, log into your member profile here and click of the “Quick Links” drop down menu. From there, select the Telemental Health form option.
If you have questions about ADAA’s therapist directories, please email us at email@example.com.
Taking Action - Supporting ADAA’s Mission
ADAA regularly shares stories of how our public community is Taking Action to breaking the stigma of mental illness and to support ADAA’s mission to provide evidence-based, free resources to the public.
Recently, Adam Joel shared his effort:
Recently, Sam shared his story:
“What if your mental health came to life as shifts in the weather? That’s the plot of my short film Under the Weather. I made this film because I loved someone with undiagnosed depression, and we never really talked about it. Dark days came and went like weather patterns. When I tried to “cheer her up,” it was like sunlight burning her eyes. When she tried to push me away, it was like a windstorm blasting me out the door.”
To read Adam’s full story, or to see more stories of Taking Action, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE FOR ADAA 2021
ADAA is happy to announce #ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plan now to join your colleagues for four days of cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities. The submissions portal will open in the late summer with registration opening soon after.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates.
ADAA Celebrates 40 Years
ADAA is proud to be celebrating 40 years of providing a professional home for our multidisciplinary membership and working collaboratively to help the millions of people who struggle every day with anxiety disorders and/or depression find help and hope. We stand strong and committed to continuing to provide free cutting-edge evidence-based treatment and research information to the global public community.
To learn more about ADAA’s first 40 years, please visit our dedicated webpage.
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
“My graduate school advisor, Rich McNally, suggested ADAA would be a great place to join as a student so I could present my research and network with other like-minded people who were really interested in researching and treating anxiety disorders.
“ADAA has given me many things I needed at different stages of my career that were either unavailable or hard to find. Early in my career, I was often the only professional who knew about evidence-based therapies for anxiety and I needed a place to be with my own kind without having to explain myself and combat skepticism. Then I needed inspiration from the ideas of scientists and other clinicians so I could improve my clinical skills. ADAA also gave me a multi-disciplinary group that mirrored my daily work life and that felt great. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to share my knowledge by giving presentation. Lastly, ADAA has given me the opportunity to serve humankind in a bigger way by sharing my leadership skills on committees, the Board and as president." READ MORE
New ADAA Member Blog Posts and Webinars - Please Share With Your Communities
- Social Anxiety During COVID-19 - by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT (public blog post)
- SSRIs and Benzodiazepines for General Anxiety Disorders (GAD) - by Angelina F. Gomez, MA and Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD (public blog post)
- Why Anxiety Should Not Be Feared - by Bethany Teachman, PhD (public blog post)
- Learning to Live Well with Worry - by Kaitlin Soule, LMFT (public blog post)
- Offline and Off-track: How Internet Access May Predict the Next Wave of High School Dropouts - by Orin Gutlerner, Anna D. Bartuska, BS/BA, Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, and Luana Marques, PhD (professional blog post)
- Exposure and Response Prevention for “What If” Thinking in Disorders Other Than OCD - by David A. Raush, PhD (professional blog post)
- Understanding the Cracks: What COVID-19 Means for the Mental Health of the Marginalized in the United States and Opportunities for Response - by Anna Bartuska BS/BA, Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Luana Marques, PhD (professional blog post)
- Hidden Inequalities: COVID-19’s Impact on our Mental Health Workforce - by Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, Torrey A. Creed, PhD, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD, Luana Marques, PhD (professional blog post)
ADAA Member News and Publications
THE ANXIETY VIRUS: 3 Essential Strategies to Build Immunity to Uncertainty in the COVID Crisis
by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
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.
|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).
06/02/2020 These methods from psychiatry can help you beat stress during the coronavirus pandemic, Nature.com, Luana Marques, PhD
05/29/2020 The Mental Health Toll from the Coronavirus Could Rival that of the Disease Itself, Newsweek.com, Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD
05/29/2020 Not ready for society to reopen? Fight re-entry anxiety with these expert tips, Today.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/28/2020 6 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental-Wellbeing Amid the Pandemic, ThriveGlobal.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
May 2020 How Communities Can Prevent Panic in Uncertain Times, PublicHealthDegrees.org, Mary Alvord, PhD and Bethany Teachman, PhD
May 2020 Leading Through Anxiety, HarvardBusinessReview.org, Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD and David H. Barlow, PhD
May 2020 Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder: State of the Art, AJP Psychiatryonline.org, Jennifer B. Dwyer, M.D., Ph.D., Awais Aftab, M.D., Alik Widge, M.D., Ph.D., Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Linda L. Carpenter, M.D., (ADAA CMO and President-Elect) Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Ned H. Kalin, M.D., APA Council of Research Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments
May 2020 Helping people thrive in spite of anxiety, Counseling Today, Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
05/29/2020 Not ready for society to reopen? Fight re-entry anxiety with these expert tips, Today.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/28/2020 That feeling you have might be situational depression, Today.com, Michael E. Thase, MD
05/26/2020 How to recognize the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and get the right treatment, Insider.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/26/2020 More Prescriptions for Anti-Depressants and Sleep Medications Prompt Concerns, Today Show, NBC.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
05/25/2020 More People Are Taking Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia, and Doctors Are Worried, Wall Street Journal.com, Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Beth Salcedo, MD
05/25/2020 How to Find Inner Peace When Your World Is Chaos, WomansDay.com, Roseanne Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
05/25/2020 More Americans turning to anxiety medication amid coronavirus pandemic, New York Post.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
05/23/2020 How is Re-Entry Panic Syndrome different from Anxiety?, Good Morning DC, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
05/23/2020 How Re-Entry Panic Syndrome affects employees, CBS Los Angeles, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
05/21/2020 What It’s Like To Be A Therapist During COVID-19, Refinery29.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/21/2020 How to Tell if It’s More Than Just a Bad Mood, New York Times, Luana Marques, PhD
05/20/2020 How to Reduce Your Risk of PTSD in a Post-Covid-19 World, New York Times, Edna B. Foa, PhD
05/20/2020 Please Stop Doing HIIT or Other Intense Workouts Every Day in Quarantine, SELF.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/20/2020 Coronavirus is a terrifying illness that could leave millions of survivors with PTSD, USAToday.com, O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD. PhD
05/19/2020 Anxious? Meditation Can Help You 'Relax Into The Uncertainty' Of The Pandemic, NPR.org, Luana Marques, PhD
05/18/2020 Double Trouble: Treatment Considerations for Patients with Comorbid PTSD and Depression, Springer Nature Journal, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
05/18/2020 If your kids are acting out, they might just be sad, CNN.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/17/2020 Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown, NPR.org, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/16/2020 Fox 5 Morning News, What is Re-Entry Panic Syndrome?, Fox 5 Morning News, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
05/13/2020 How children are suffering from the global coronavirus crisis, DW News, Video, Mary Alvord, PhD
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 38, Issue 5
FOCUS ON: EXPLORING EXPOSURE‐BASED AND OTHER TREATMENTS
Three steps to flatten the mental health need curve amid the COVID‐19 pandemic
Commentary - Luana Marques (ADAA President), Anna D. Bartuska, Johan N. Cohen, Soo Jeong Youn (ADAA member)
Home‐based delivery of variable length prolonged exposure therapy: A comparison of clinical efficacy between service modalities
Leslie A. Morland, Margaret‐Anne Mackintosh, Lisa H. Glassman, Stephanie Y. Wells, Steven R. Thorp, Sheila A. M. Rauch (ADAA Board Member), Phillippe B. Cunningham, Peter W. Tuerk, Kathleen M. Grubbs, Shahrokh Golshan, Min Ji Sohn, Ron Acierno
Evidence‐based psychotherapy trends among posttraumatic stress disorder patients in a national healthcare system, 2001–2014
Shira Maguen PhD, Nicholas Holder PhD, Erin Madden MPH, Yongmei Li PhD, Karen H. Seal MD, Thomas C. Neylan MD, Callan Lujan MA, Olga V. Patterson PhD, Scott L. DuVall PhD, Brian Shiner MD
Increased activation of the fear neurocircuitry in children exposed to violence
Sanne J. H. van Rooij (ADAA 2020 Donald F. Klein First-Place Awardee and ADAA Member), Ryan D. Smith, Anaïs F. Stenson, Timothy D. Ely, Xinyi Yang, Nim Tottenham, Jennifer S. Stevens (ADAA Member), Tanja Jovanovic (ADAA Board Member)
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.
Mental Health America Hosts Anxiety Roundtable on Facebook Live
ADAA past president Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT participated in the Anxiety Roundtable on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 28.
This Mental Health America event was a huge success with 2,100 views (and counting), 16 shares, and 55 comments during the event. Please click here to access the recording of the event.
Thank you, Dr. Cassiday, for representing ADAA!
The American Psychological Foundation has several award and scholarship opportunities – with deadlines approaching in mid-June and over the summer. Specifically:
Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships: $5,000
Due July 1, 2020
APF’s only undergraduate program. The Brehm Undergraduate Scholarship Program will
provide assistance to students majoring in psychology with demonstrated financial need.
International students and students who are undocumented are welcome to apply.
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund: $9,000
Due: June 15, 2020
$9,000 to support research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the
relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in
grade levels K-8.
APF Graduate Student Scholarships/ ‘COGDOP’: $5,000
Due: June 30, 2020
$2,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.
Apply online for all programs here. Questions? Email APF’s program coordinator, Julia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACNP is accepting nominations for the 2020 Honorific Awards
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology is accepting nominations for the following awards:
The Daniel H. Efron Research Award honoring excellence in basic research.
The Joel Elkes Research Award honoring excellence in clinical research.
The Eva King Killam Research Award honoring excellence in translational research.
The ACNP Media Award given to a member of the print or electronic media, advocacy organization or public education initiative that promotes increased awareness of brain research, and who has made a major contribution to the education of the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment.
The ACNP Public Service Award given to a member of the government, an advocacy organization or a public education initiative that promotes increased awareness of brain research and the impact it has on people’s lives.
For more information visit the ACNP website.
Evidence-Based Principles of Change Training Resources
The Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science is offering free resources. These resources are the result of a collaborative effort by members of the Committee for Advancement of Resources Supporting Evidence-based Practice (CARSEP). The larger goal of this collaboration is to reduce barriers to accessing resources that support training in the delivery of evidence-based principles of change that are core to treatments with a strong empirical evidence base.
Over time, they expect to provide resources tied to a wide range of transdiagnostic, evidence-based principles of change. Click here to read the first set of training materials.
|Additional Ways to Support ADAA
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. You can create your own Facebook fundraiser to support ADAA’s mission.
Read more and start your own fundraiser today.
Wondering How to Help During the Pandemic? You Can Support ADAA While You Shop!
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, Census Bureau data shows, the most definitive and alarming sign yet of the psychological toll exacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
When asked questions normally used to screen patients for mental health problems, 24 percent showed clinically significant symptoms of major depressive disorder and 30 percent showed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.
The findings suggest a huge jump from before the pandemic.
African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral, especially when little changes in the aftermath. Headline after headline, the same story: a black American dead. Scores of killings answered with acquittals. Now, as a pandemic rages, African Americans in communities across the country disproportionally devastated by COVID-19 are forced to bear witness to more deaths of black Americans.
The costs of these deaths ripple. When people of color experience racism, when they repeatedly witness racism, there is a profound emotional toll.
Becker's Jospital Review
Google is providing a clinically certified questionnaire for all users who search for information about anxiety beginning May 28, a feature implemented to help address mental health concerns inflicted by pandemic-related stress.
King's College London via Medical Xpress
Led by King's College London in collaboration with the University of Zimbabwe and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and published in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine journal, the research examined a group of people with depression in Zimbabwe and found that people are nearly three times more likely to suffer this illness long-term if they also have a high level of anxiety.
A recent survey has linked quarantine orders to increased health anxiety, loneliness, and financial worry in the U.S. population. Interestingly, the survey also found that the perceived impact of COVID-19 was associated with greater social support and a lower level of loneliness. The study was published in Psychiatry Research.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for increasing access to telepsychiatry services among older adults. However, numerous barriers threaten to leave this population out of reach. Proposed guidelines published in the American Journal of Psychiatry may offer clinicians ways to facilitate technology use in this population.
Yale University via Medical Xpress
Wherever constant stress lives, so too does its more agitated and debilitating cousin: anxiety. About 31% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, with adult and teen women experiencing one far more often than men, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.
What's more, anxiety often goes hand-in-hand with depression. Nearly half of people diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. At any one time, "about seven percent of the U.S. population meets criteria for a major depressive disorder," says Rachel Katz, MD, a psychiatrist at Yale Psychiatric Hospital. Feeling a lack of control over a situation can lead to stress, anxiety, and even depression. Recognizing the differences between the them can lead to the right treatment.
Postpartum women were more likely to use fatal suicide attempt methods and have more distinct and serious psychopathology than pregnant women, according to results of a study conducted in Japan and published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Bouts of anxiety while going through in-vitro fertilization or any other fertility treatment is common for any childless couple. Dr. Aswati Nair, Fertility Consultant, Nova IVF Fertility, Delhi sheds light on how depression and anxiety can affect IVF.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry via MD Linx
By analyzing eight randomized controlled trials and 38 observational studies, researchers assessed efficacy, impact on mood, as well as safety of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder at different target sites.
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