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Treatment-Resistance in Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
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Discounted hotel room registration is now open for the 2018 Anxiety and Depression Conference, April 5-8 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Book now to receive the special $199 room rate!
Review the 2018 Call for Proposals here as well as important submission information.
Visit our conference website for more details.
06/02/2017 Depression Risk: How it Differs for Men and Women, U.S. News & World Report, Jerrold Rosenbaum
Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back, by Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD. Instant Help, July 1, 2017. Learn more and preorder here.
ADAA blog posts (written by ADAA members for the public)
Watch Your Words: Why Mental Health Awareness Should be Year Round
By Nina Rifkind, LCSW, ACS
ADAA webinars (presented by ADAA members for the public)
Overcoming Social Anxiety: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to Build Self-Confidence and Lessen Self-Consciousness
By Larry Cohen, LICSW
Save the Date! Sept. 22 | Noon - 1 p.m. ET
July 20 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
Clinical Kung Fu: Managing Anger in Children and Teens with Anxiety Disorders
Featuring: Alison R. Alden, PhD, and Julieanne R. Pojas, PsyD
Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders often act out or react with anger to treatment. In particular, the prospect of doing exposure and resisting compulsions or safety behaviors can engender not only fear but also anger, resistance, and defiance. This can take the form of tantrums, threats of harm to self or others when parents insist on treatment, overt treatment refusal and refusal to participate in other activities of daily living such as school. This can be difficult for clinicians and families to manage, and can lead to both treatment dropout and conflict at home. This workshop will present practical strategies that clinicians can use to deal with children;s anger, and suggestions for how to present these strategies to parents. Topics covered will include managing tantrums, what to do when a child refuses to participate in treatment or school, and managing verbal and physical aggression toward others.
- Sept. 14 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET
How to Optimize Your Work with Immigrants In our Current Political Climate: 5 Tips for Successful Interventions
Featuring: Heidi Montoya, PhD
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the stressors and mental health difficulties that immigration populations tend to experience and how the stressors have changed in light of the current sociopolitical climate. Additionally, strategies aimed at improving the care and wellbeing of immigrants will be reviewed. This webinar will also highlight harmful myths and erroneous beliefs about the immigration population in the U.S.
Treating Resistant OCD: Strategies for Working with Children and Adults Living at Home.
Presenter: Jon Grayson, PhD. Presentation Level: Intermediate/Advanced.
View/register for all upcoming webinars.
Questions/Suggestions for topics? Please contact Mary Gies, MSW, ADAA Program Director
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. ADAA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. APA Approval Number: 739-26163171.
- ADAA SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0316.
- ADAA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Reid Wilson Video
Reminder: Accelerated Treatment for Anxiety: Core Concepts with Reid Wilson, PhD is available to view (and is eligible for CE credits) via the ADAA store. Reid Wilson, PhD, 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.
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.
June Special Issue (Volume 34, Issue 6) – How Technology can Improve Assessment and Treatment
The following ADAA members have contributed to this issue: Vasiliki Michopoulos (ADAA board member), Beth Patterson, Kerry Ressler, Barbara Rothbaum and Jasmine Turna, and Michael Van Ameringen (co-chair of ADAA's Mental Health App Committee which reviews apps that are then posted on ADAA's website)
Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD
Technology and Mental Health, Patricia Arean, PhD, Pim Cuijpers, PhD
The experience sampling method as an mHealth tool to support self-monitoring, self-insight, and personalized health care in clinical practice, Jim van Os PhD, Simone Verhagen MSc, Anne Marsman MSc, Frenk Peeters PhD, Maarten Bak PhD, Machteld Marcelis PhD, Marjan Drukker PhD, Ulrich Reininghaus PhD, Nele Jacobs PhD, Tineke Lataster PhD, Claudia Simons PhD, ESM-MERGE Investigators PhD, Richel Lousberg PhD, Sinan Gülöksüz PhD, Carsten Leue MSc, Peter C. Groot PhD, Wolfgang Viechtbauer PhD, Philippe Delespaul PhD
Relationship between the hippocampal shape abnormality and serum cortisol levels in first-episode and drug-naïve major depressive disorder patients,
Rieko Watanabe, Shingo Kakeda, Keita Watanabe, Xiaodan Liu, Asuka Katsuki, Wakako Umeno-Nakano, Hikaru Hori, Osamu Abe, Reiji Yoshimura and Yukunori Korogi
Digital technology and clinical decision making in depression treatment: Current findings and future opportunities, Kevin A. Hallgren, Amy M. Bauer, David C. Atkins
Mobile assessment of heightened skin conductance in posttraumatic stress disorder, Rebecca Hinrichs M.S., Vasiliki Michopoulos Ph.D., Sterling Winters B.S., Alex O. Rothbaum M.A.,Barbara O. Rothbaum Ph.D., Kerry J. Ressler M.D., Ph.D., Tanja Jovanovic Ph.D.
Improving late life depression and cognitive control through the use of therapeutic video game technology: A proof-of-concept randomized trial, Joaquin A. Anguera, Faith M. Gunning, Patricia A. Areán
Anxiety: There is an app for that. A systematic review of anxiety apps, Madalina Sucala PhD, Pim Cuijpers PhD, Frederick Muench PhD, Roxana Cardoș PhD, Radu Soflau PhD, Anca Dobrean PhD, Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu PhD, Daniel David PhD
There is an app for that! The current state of mobile applications (apps) for DSM-5 obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, Michael Van Ameringen MD, FRCPC, Jasmine Turna BSc, PhD(c), Zahra Khalesi BSc, Katrina Pullia BSc, Beth Patterson BScN, MSc
Ecological momentary interventions for depression and anxiety, Stephen M. Schueller Ph.D., Adrian Aguilera Ph.D., David C. Mohr Ph.D.
The feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of PRIME-D: A novel mobile intervention treatment for depression, Danielle A. Schlosser, Timothy R. Campellone, Brandy Truong, Joaquin A. Anguera, Silvia Vergani, Sophia Vinogradov, Patricia Arean
Internet-based guided self-help for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Randomized controlled trial, Catrin E. Lewis, Daniel Farewell, Vicky Groves, Neil J. Kitchiner, Neil P. Roberts, Tracey Vick, Jonathan I. Bisson
Meet the Journal's Editorial Board
Learn more about the Journal.
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Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say. The anxiety may have many causes, including actual brain damage or the experience of living in an anxious family environment after the injury, according to the study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
By Denise A. Valenti
Suffering a traumatic event and having underlying cardiac or systemic risks can result in even greater risk to health and risk of mortality. Roughly 8 percent of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime, and in any given year 8 million adults manifest post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. As researchers study PTSD more, they are finding a complex interaction between PTSD and medical conditions, especially those affecting the heart.
Expectant mothers, if you're taking an antidepressant it won't make your newborn cranky or at higher risk for other problems, researchers report. Northwestern University researchers divided 214 new moms into three groups: those with a mood disorder who were not using an antidepressant; those who were taking a serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant; and those without a mood disorder who were not on an antidepressant.
Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) play an important role in the brain and immune system. Bern researchers from the National Centre of Competence in Research "TransCure" have now found a new way to influence the endocannabinoid system. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic as well as anxiolytic effects could be achieved in an animal model.
The Medical News
Active resistance is often considered to be the "normal" reaction during rape, but a new study found that most victims may experience a state of involuntary paralysis, called tonic immobility, during rape. Tonic immobility was also associated with subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression after rape.
The Medical News
"Anxiety disorders" refers to a broad range of psychiatric conditions, where people are anxious. It covers things like obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and phobic disorder. Interestingly, anxiety is also a feature of severe mental illnesses such as psychosis and depression. We often forget about this.
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Ketamine does not appear to offer any benefits to patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy, according to new research published in the Lancet. Preliminary research suggested that ketamine may reduce the memory impairment that may result from ECT, but findings have been inconsistent.
Engineering and medical researchers at the University of Cincinnati apply genetic fuzzy logic successfully to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar patients. The artificial intelligence that can blow human pilots out of the sky in air-to-air combat accurately predicted treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder, according to a new medical study by the University of Cincinnati.
Medical News Today
A paper published recently in the journal Neuron peers into a region of the brain involved in the state of wakefulness. The findings could help to design treatments for conditions such as insomnia and depression-related sleep disturbances.
Lithium, a drug commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, is linked to an increased risk of heart malformations in babies born to women taking the drug during pregnancy. But new research says the risk is smaller than once believed. Researchers found that pregnant women who took lithium during the first trimester of pregnancy had a twofold increase in the risk of heart malformations compared to women who didn't take the drug.
People with major depressive disorder tend to have a brain activity imbalance: hyperactivity in areas involved in emotion processing and decreased activity in areas of cognitive control and emotion regulation. Now, a new cognitive-emotional treatment delivered via application aims to balance brain activity in these regions so they can work together in a healthier way.
Chatbots are taking over the world. Over the past few years, virtual help agents have taken on surprisingly sensitive jobs in modern society. But there's one line none of them have yet crossed: actually treating patients. That's just changed, with the release of a talk therapy chatbot that goes by … wait for it … Woebot.
The New York Times
Hailey Kim, who came from South Korea to study pharmacy at Rutgers University's campus in New Brunswick, found herself at the entrance of the school's mental health center, terrified of going in or walking away. She was in her sophomore year, her mother back in Seoul was ill, her father had lost his job and she was depressed and having panic attacks so severe that she went to the emergency room for chest pains.
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