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Visit the ADAA website for #ADAA2020 submission and #ADAA2020 program updates. Please also view the "How to Submit" Guidelines.
- Any submissions pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of depression related disorders
- Interactive presentations comprised of both clinicians and researchers and speakers from different institutions.
- Submissions on diversity and those related to cultural, racial, and socioeconomic barriers to mental health care.
The 2020 Conference committee is co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD.
Save up to $100 on registration fees with our Early Bird Rates!
Special member doctoral level professional rate of $450 and master’s level rate of $425 – only valid until Dec. 1, 2019.
Apply for an #ADAA2020 Award Today!
Since its inception, the ADAA awards program (through the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program and the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award) has awarded more than one million dollars to 400+ aspiring professionals and provide them with access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the 2020 Annual Conference (March 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas). The ADAA Awards application deadline is Oct. 1, 2019.
#ADAA2020 New Research Poster
Don’t forget to submit your research posters – deadline is October 30, 2019. ADAA encourages individual presentations in a poster format sharing new research findings on topics including anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 450 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues at #ADAA2020. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings, and learn. Click here to submit today.
#ADAA2020 Hotel Information
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - #ADAA2020 Conference Hotel
The 2020 ADAA Annual Conference (March 19-22) will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) on the San Antonio River. Conference activities including all sessions, exhibits, and receptions take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, which will be newly renovated in February. Plan to be there Saturday night (March 21) to help ADAA celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Special ADAA Rate: $229 Single/Double.
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020
La Quinta San Antonio Riverwalk
La Quinta is located directly across the street from the headquarters hotel and a one-minute walk to the conference rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter. A complimentary breakfast is provided for overnight guests.
Special ADAA Rate: $199 Single/Double
Please reserve your room prior to February 24, 2020
Thank you to our Current #ADAA2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors
|Silver Sponsor |
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Collaborating with ADAA provides an opportunity to reach ADAA’s vast network of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and therapists before, during, and after the conference. Invest in your customer relationships and make an impact. Interested in sponsoring at #ADAA2020? Please contact Lise Bram.
Lido Wellness Center
Renewed Freedom Center
We invite you to join 1,400+ US and global leaders and experts in mental health and to engage with 400-500 new exhibit hall visitors daily. The exhibit hall is the center of the conference — on the same floor as all session rooms — it's the place to be! ADAA will offer many Exhibit Hall activities including the Welcome Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, reboot breaks, and more. Come help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Please contact Lise Bram for more information about exhibiting.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
This Thursday, September 12, 2019 — Michael Ziffra, MD presents:
Coexisting Anxiety and ADHD: Addressing Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Katherine Shear, MD presents:
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Register Today! Fall 2019 Live Interactive Forum - Wednesday, October 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Featuring Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Margaret Altemus, MD, Catherine Monk, PhD and Rahil Briggs, PhD. Registration now open.
Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research
Eligible for 3 CE/CME credits
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (email@example.com).
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
ADAA is marking Suicide Prevention Awareness month by sharing resources designed to raise awareness, including:
Please visit our website for more resources to share with your colleagues and clients.
Help ADAA Raise Our Visibility
If you love our work, then tell the world! Stories about us from our professional and public community will help ADAA make an even bigger impact in our community. GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2019 Top-Rated List. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Please click here to share your experiences. Thank you.
Have You Logged into SocialLink – ADAA’s New Online Community?
This exciting new member online platform offers many new features including:
SocialLink allows you and your ADAA colleagues to share professional and research updates and news, post job listings, and connect while building extensive virtual professional networks. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this great member benefit – we encourage you to log in today. Have questions? Check out our member community FAQs (found under your “Quick Links” tab) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Seamless integration with your ADAA member profile allowing you to log in utilizing your current membership profile credentials.
- Access through your member profile or through www.adaa.org directly.
- The ability to connect on the go. Download the Social Link app.
- Access to an all new Career Center, allowing you and your colleagues to share job openings, search the job database, and post resumes to share within the community. The Career Center can be found under “Quick Links” from your SocialLink profile page.
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We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
Are you making the most of your ADAA membership? ADAA offers a variety of benefits to our members. Check back here for more tips to help you take advantage of everything ADAA has to offer. Did you know ADAA members can list clinical trials on ADAA’s website free of charge? Click here to learn more.
ADAA Member News
New ADAA Member Public Blog Posts
New School – New Anxieties: How You Can Help Your Child Adjust
by Sarah Bloch-Elkouby, PhD
Explaining OCD to a Patient and Family
Patrick McGrath, PhD
|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).
September 2019 Is Cannabis an Effective Treatment for Anxiety - What the Research Shows, Anxiety.org. ADAA member Jeremy Tyler, PsyD
09/06/2019 Managing Back to School Stress, Archinect News, President-Elect Luana Marques, PhD and Nicole LeBlanc, MA
09/06/2019 7 Articles to Highlight Suicide Prevention Month, HealioPsychiatry.com, Cristina Sophia Albott, MD
09/05/2019 Scientists' Understanding of Anxiety is Radically Evolving—But How Long Will it Take for Treatments to Catch Up?, Newsweek.com, Daniel Pine, MD and Stefan Hofmann, PhD
09/05/2019 14 Things Therapists Need You to Know About Suicide, ReadersDigest.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
09/03/2019 I Always Feel Like I Have To Be Doing Something — Help!, WomensHealthMag.com, Kevin L. Chapman, PhD
09/03/2019 Is Your Anxiety Rubbing Off on your Children?, ABCNews Radio, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
08/29/2019 Afraid to Travel? These Tips will Get you There Worry-free, ChrisElliots.com, Judith Beck, PhD
08/28/2019 New Concerns Emerge About Long-Term Antidepressant Use, Wall Street Journal, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Beth Salcedo, MD
08/27/2019 Learning To "Be Yourself" With Social Anxiety, NationalSocialAnxietyCenter.com, Robert Yeilding, PsyD
08/27/2019 Five Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Transition Smoothly to Middle School, WashingtonPost.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
Member Publications and Research News
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.
Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with Events in the News
by Dawn Huebner, PhD
|ADAA'S Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 8
FOCUS ON: Imaging and Advanced Technological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Depression and Anxiety
Social anxiety is associated with BNST response to unpredictability
Jacqueline A. Clauss, Suzanne N. Avery, Margaret M. Benningfield, Jennifer U. Blackford
Early childhood social reticence and neural response to peers in preadolescence predict social anxiety symptoms in midadolescence
Tessa Clarkson, Nicholas R. Eaton, Eric E. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S. Pine (ADAA member), Adina C. Heckelman, Stefanie L. Sequeira, Johanna M. Jarcho
Advancing clinical neuroscience through enhanced tools: Pediatric social anxiety as an example
Ashley R. Smith Ph.D., Katharina Kircanski, Melissa A. Brotman, Quyen B. Do, Anni R. Subar, Jennifer S. Silk (ADAA Member), Scott Engel, Ross D. Crosby, Anita Harrewijn, Lauren K. White, Simone P. Haller, Elise M. Cardinale, George A. Buzzell, Tyson Barker, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S. Pine (ADAA 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. 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.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
With the growing legalization of medical cannabis throughout the United States, researchers are often tasked with answering the question of whether cannabis can be useful in alleviating conditions like anxiety-related disorders. Typically, cannabis use will likely worsen anxiety symptoms and interfere with evidence-based treatments, such as exposure therapy. However, preliminary research may suggest some positive benefits. For novice users looking to medical cannabis as an alternative method for anxiety reduction, using CBD is often a recommended starting point, so long as it is managed under the care of both a medical provider and mental health professional.
The Wall Street Journal
How long is too long to be on antidepressants?
More Americans are taking antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft for extended periods of time: One-quarter of people on the drugs have used them for a decade or more, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. But even the longest rigorous studies of antidepressants' safety and efficacy have followed patients for only a couple of years.
If you think we live in anxious times now, the neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux suggests you consider what life must have been like in the Middle Ages. "That was probably a pretty lousy time to live," LeDoux, author of the 2015 book Anxious and one of the foremost experts on the neuroscience of fear, told Newsweek. "Disease, poverty and just the stress of life." LeDoux was making a point he also makes in his recent book: Every age thinks it's "the Age of Anxiety."
The founder of one of the most prominent gay conversion therapy programs in the United States has come out as gay, disavowing the practice that he dedicated his life to.
McKrae Game, who led the faith-based conversion therapy program Hope for Wholeness for two decades, told The Post and Courier that the practice was a "lie," "very harmful," and "false advertising."
The practice is banned in 18 states and Washington, DC, and has been denounced by LGBTQ organizations, discredited by medical professionals, and deemed destructive by the American Psychiatric Association and many other organizations. And yet, people are still undergoing it.
All around the world people are turning to mental health services, like therapy, in order to tackle the issues of daily life like depression, anxiety and relationship dynamics.
But therapy means something different depending on where you are in the world. Curious how other countries compare to each other? From India to France and beyond, here is what therapy is like around the world.
University of York via ScienceDaily
People whose homes are damaged by storms or flooding are significantly more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, according to new research.
The study, led by the University of York and the National Centre for Social Research, found that the risk to mental health associated with experiencing weather-damage to your home is similar to the risk to mental health associated with living in a disadvantaged area.
Neighborhoods are a powerful force in the life of a child. Kids who grow up in areas with more opportunities wind up with better mental health and economic prospects, long-term gains that guide their outcomes as adults. And children who remain in place as their neighborhoods undergo demographic shifts that bring in more higher-income residents stand to reap the opportunity benefits.
But there may be at least one health drawback to growing up amidst gentrification. In New York City, low-income children born into neighborhoods that have seen growing numbers of college-educated and affluent newcomers were more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression than poor children who grew up in places that didn’t gentrify.
New York Post
Millions of Americans are still recovering from the “Great Recession” of 2008. But it’s not just their finances that took a hit.
Those who suffered financial hardships due to the ruinous economic downturn are also more likely to be depressed, anxious and use drugs now, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science.
The Conversation via Medical Xpress
Spending time in outdoors, taking time out of the everyday to surround yourself with greenery and living things can be one of life's great joys—and recent research also suggest it's good for your body and your brain.
Scientists have found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and well-being. It's maybe not entirely surprising, then, that some patients are increasingly being prescribed time in nature and community gardening projects as part of "green prescriptions" by the NHS.
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan via ScienceDaily
Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds.
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