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Thank you to everyone who submitted for #ADAA2020. All submissions have been provided to the reviewers and notifications will be emailed the last week of October. Stay tuned for exciting agenda information in the coming months.
23rd Annual Scientific Research Symposium
The Scientific Research Symposium — Resilience: From Research to Practice — presented by the Scientific Council — will be held Friday, March 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at #ADAA2020. The Scientific Council includes leaders in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience.
"Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Stress Resilience from a Preclinical Perspective"
Scott Russo, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Translational Approaches to Understanding Stress Resilience"
ADAA staff Astrid Masfar and Kesha Patel assigning #ADAA2020 submissions.
Tallie Baram, MD, PhD, Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences, Director, Conte Center@UCI, University of California, Irvine
"The Neural Mechanisms of Resilience during Human Development"
Nim Tottenham, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
"Resilience and Psychotherapy-Training Resilience and Enhancing Extinction"
Michelle G. Craske, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Director, Anxiety & Depression Research Center; UCLA Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
The Scientific Council is co-chaired by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD and Victoria Risbrough, PhD.
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 annual conference, including #ADAA2020 March 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas.
ADAA strongly encourages you to share information about these award opportunities with your early career professional colleagues and student networks.
#ADAA2020 New 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 400 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues at #ADAA2020. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, ask questions, discuss findings, and learn. Click here to submit today.
#ADAA2020 Hotel Information
|San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter —
#ADAA2020 Conference Hotel
The 2020 Anxiety and Depression Conference 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
La Quinta San Antonio Riverwalk
La Quinta is located directly across the street from the headquarters hotel and a 1-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.
Don't miss out on early bird registration rates, register now! ADAA members enjoy a significant discount on registration fees. Make sure you sign up before December 1, 2019, to get the lowest registration rate of the conference.
Thank you to the 2020 Conference committee: co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD.
Thank you to our Current #ADAA2020 Supporters
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.
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 Partner Solutions Hall is the center of the conference — on the same floor as all session rooms — it's the place to be! The Partner Solutions Hall will host many activities including the Welcome Reception and 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.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Katherine Shear, MD presents:
Complicated Grief and Its Treatment
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Register Today! Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health
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. Eligible for 3 CE/CME credits.
Just announced — Thursday, November 7, 2019 — Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP
State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Astrid Masfar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In Memoriam — Sharon Southerland Smith, ADAA Finance Director
It is with deep sorrow that the staff and Board of Directors announce the passing of our Finance Director, Sharon Southerland Smith. Sharon passed away unexpectedly last week. We have had the privilege of working with Sharon for more than a year. She was instrumental in helping ADAA streamline our financial operations. Sharon believed in ADAA and our mission, was committed to helping us grow, and was a dedicated professional and colleague. Sharon's warmth and kindness will be deeply missed. Please join us in sending strength to her husband Erik and son Langston during this difficult time.
ADAA Members Awarded Grants from the AFSP
On September 13, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announced 26 grants totaling over $6.2 million awarded to researchers from across the world who focus their work on suicide and suicide prevention.
ADAA congratulates four of our members on receiving this prestigious grant.
Member Spotlight: Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, FAACP
- Igor Galynker MD PhD, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Virtual Interaction Training in Emotional Self-Awareness for Working with Suicidal Patients
- Carolyn Rodriguez MD PhD, Stanford University, Pilot Study to Identify Modifiable Transdiagnostic Suicide Attempt Risk Factors
- David Tolin PhD, The Institute of Living and Yale University, Inpatient Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Suicide Risk Post-Discharge
- Alan Schatzberg MD, Stanford University, Opiate Suicide Study in Patients with Major Depression
"I first became a member when we were the Phobia Society of America in 1992, I believe. I have seen the Association grow and grow. I enjoy many aspects of my membership but especially the interaction with members via activities through the SIG and the annual conference. I have presented many times at the conferences and very much enjoy attending presentations by our members on various topics. I have continually had the chance to hear about new topics and I have continued to grow as a result of membership. I believe that membership in ADAA has been one of the most important activities of my career."
Dr. Rosen is the Founder and Clinical Director at The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders and he continues to serve as Director and to work as a board-certified, licensed psychologist providing in-person and telehealth treatment options. With an impressive clinical career spanning over four decades, Dr. Rosen has helped countless individuals with a wide variety of mental health issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings to reach an improved overall quality of life, to manage daily life stresses, and to restore their relationships with partners, families, and friends. In addition to his clinical successes, he has written numerous articles and books and appeared as a professional authority on several television radio shows concerning anxiety and personality disorders and substance-related issues and addiction. Dr. Rosen is also an ADAA Clinical Fellow.
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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!
Did you know that ADAA has two upcoming live professional webinars? Participation is complimentary and CE/CME credits are offered at a reduced rate for ADAA members. Click here to register.
New ADAA Member Public Blog and Webinar Posts
Giving Pause; Global Suicide Prevention Day
by Michelle Lozano, AMFT
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): The Disease of Self-Perceived Ugliness and its Relationship to OCD
by Eda Gorbis, PhD LMFT
|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).
09/20/2019 Switching Therapists After Years Means Catching Up Someone New, Bustle.com, Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC
09/19/2019 How to Support an Employee with Social Anxiety, HBR.org, Ellen Hendriksen, PhD
09/13/2019 The Challenges of Childhood, TIME Magazine, Mary Alvord, PhD and Dawn Huebner, PhD
9/13/2019 Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invests $6.2M in Scientific Research to Prevent Suicide, ClermontSun.com, Igor Galynker MD, PhD, Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Alan Schatzberg, MD, David Tolin, PhD
September 2019 High Anxiety, Complete Guide to Mental Health, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
09/12/2019 Coping With PTSD and Anxiety After a Mass Shooting, Blogs.BCM.edu, Ellen Teng, PhD
09/11/2019 How To Talk Yourself Out Of Anxiety In Just 4 Steps, According To An Expert, Romper.com, David Rosmarin, PhD ABPP
09/11/2019 Apple’s New iPhone 11 Design Is Disturbing People With a Specific Phobia, Prevention.com, Alicia Clark, PsyD and Simon Rego, PsyD
09/10/2019 iPhone 11 Is Triggering Trypophobia In Some People & Here's What You Should Know, Bustle.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
09/10/2019 Camila Mendes' Comments On Her Eating Disorder Show How Healing Isn't Linear, Bustle.com, Eda Gorbis PhD, LMFT
09/09/2019 Suicide is Preventable: So, How Can We Help Our Teens?, YaleMedicine.org, Eli Lebowitz 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.
Addressing Parental Accommodation When Treating Anxiety In Children (ABCT Clinical Practice Series)
by Eli R. Lebowitz
|ADAA's Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 36, Issue 9
FOCUS ON: Measurement and Definitions of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Developing an optimal short‐form of the PTSD Checklist for DSM‐5 (PCL‐5)
Kelly L. Zuromski, Berk Ustun, Irving Hwang, Terence M. Keane, Brian P. Marx (ADAA member), Murray B. Stein (ADAA member), Robert J. Ursano, Ronald C. Kessler (ADAA member)
Aligning the many definitions of treatment resistance in anxiety disorders: A systematic review
Wicher A. Bokma, Guido A., A. M. Wetzer, Jurriaan B. Gehrels, Brenda W. J. H., Penninx, Neeltje M. Batelaan, Anton L. J. M. van Balkom
Measurement invariance of the patient health questionnaire‐9 (PHQ‐9) depression screener in U.S. adults across sex, race/ethnicity, and education level: NHANES 2005–2016
Jay S. Patel, MS Youngha Oh MEd, Kevin L. Rand PhD, Wei Wu PhD, Melissa A. Cyders PhD, Kurt Kroenke MD, Jesse C. Stewart PhD
Depression & Anxiety Remembers Donald F. Klein, MD, DSc
In Memorial — Donald F. Klein, MD, DSc
by ADAA member and Depression and Anxiety Journal Editor-in-Chief Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, and ADAA member Daniel S. Pine, Depression and Anxiety Journal Editorial Board Member, 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. 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 4.935. The journal ranks 21 of 146 in psychiatry journals; 8 of 77 in psychology journals; 8 of 130 for psychology clinical journals, and 15 of 142 for psychiatry social science journals. Google Scholar psychiatry journal ranking (spring 2017) ranked Depression and Anxiety #20 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.
The Neurobiology of Grief International Network (NOGIN) Presents "Social Neuroscience of Grief: 2020 Vision" Conference
The neurobiology of grief is an emerging research field has the potential to provide mechanistic and systems-level insight into this nearly universal stressful life event. The Neurobiology of Grief International Network (NOGIN) is proud to bring together investigators using animal and human models of grief for an inaugural conference, including Mary-Frances O’Connor, Donald Robinaugh, Zoe Donaldson, and Oliver Bosch. Join us in sunny Tucson, Arizona from January 24-26, 2020, for our Social Neuroscience of Grief: 2020 Vision conference!
For more information, contact NOGIN2020@gmail.com.
BECK Institute Announces New Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
On September 16, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior announced the new Beck Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) which will operationalize recovery, resiliency, and empowerment to extend the reach of cognitive therapy to individuals given a diagnosis of schizophrenia or other serious mental health conditions.
"We predict that the Beck Center for CT-R will significantly impact the future of psychotherapy, and more importantly, improve the mental health of the many individuals suffering from serious mental health conditions" said Dr. Judith Beck. "The transformative work that this team is doing, from helping individuals who have been institutionalized for decades find greater independence to training teams of mental health professionals across the country and right here in Philadelphia, is inspirational. I believe that the Center will strengthen Beck Institute’s ability to conduct more research and training with the goal of helping more people get well and stay well. My father and I can think of no better home for CT-R than Beck Institute."
The addition of the Center for CT-R to the established Beck Institute brings together two teams of expert clinicians, researchers, and educators, all dedicated to the work of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, co-founder of the Beck Institute and originator of cognitive therapy.
We Love Our Facebook Fundraisers
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
University College London via Medical Xpress
One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depressive symptoms, a UCL-led clinical trial has found.
A growing number of children are being treated for “eco-anxiety” as concerns surrounding climate change and its effects continue to mount.
Climate change is real and its impact is being felt in communities across much of the U.S., according to a federally mandated report released last year. Among the many repercussions, human health and economic stability have seen declines as the environment suffers. Greta Thunberg, 16, successfully sailed to the U.S. to bring awareness to the issue, and school-age children across the country are gearing up to walk out of school in protest of inaction.
Amidst the headlines, an increasing number of anxiety and stress cases fueled by climate change are being recorded by specialists. Caroline Hickman of the Climate Psychology Alliance and Bath University recently spoke to The Telegraph of her experiences listening to children experiencing eco-anxiety, noting that some have even been treated with psychiatric drugs.
Texas A&M Today
Nearly one in three children experience an anxiety disorder, the most common mental illness in the United States. While anxiety disorders are treatable, less than 40 percent of those suffering receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
When it comes to children with autism, that number is even higher. Anxiety in children with autism negatively impacts their social and emotional outcomes, relationships with peers and educational performance.
Psychiatry & Behaviorial Health Learning Network
The majority of studies included in a new literature review identified significant improvement in a variety of psychiatric disorders among patients who took hallucinogenic drugs. But researchers said it is difficult to draw conclusions because of key study limitations.
An app for monitoring people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is so precise it can track when a patient steps outside for a cigarette break or starts a romantic relationship — and where that new partner lives. Another app, meant to screen for suicidality, analyzes not only text message metadata, but also the content of the conversations.
While these smartphone trackers are being developed through academic research projects, which require patients to give informed consent before sharing intensely personal information, mental health apps without such safeguards are already on the market for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions.
Social Media Today
After consulting with various experts on mental health and wellbeing, Instagram has announced that it will implement new restrictions on posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery.
As reported by The Evening Standard,
"Instagram will be restricting posts for users under 18 years old that promote the use of certain weight loss products or cosmetic procedures, and that have an incentive to buy or includes a price."
Various groups have raised concerns about the impact of such advertising, particularly on younger, more impressionable users. For Instagram's part, it says that it wants its platform "to be a positive place for everyone that uses it, and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media."
Mental health care simply isn’t reaching the majority of young people who could benefit from it in the United States. It’s estimated around 25 percent of people under age 18 have suffered with some form of psychological problem. And there’s been an increase in the number of teens with depression, anxiety, and who are suicidal. But only about a third of them receive any help at all.
That’s the problem Jessica Schleider is trying to solve. She runs the Lab for Scalable Mental Health at Stony Brook University in New York, trying to find interventions to help fill the gaps that are as brief as possible, and don’t need to be administrated by a clinician.
Memory manipulation may be moving away from science fiction and towards reality, argues Steve Ramirez.
Ramirez, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University,
and his team are doing research on a small structure in the brain that they believe holds the key to future therapeutic techniques for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
The researchers envision that someday their work might give clinicians the ability to selectively enhance positive memories or suppress negative ones as a form of treatment.
Unlike service animals, who are individually trained to perform a specific task for the benefit of an individual with a clear disability (epileptic seizures, self-mutilating behaviors), emotional support animals are not required to have individual training for a specific task. He or she simply needs to be there for “comfort.”
But while it may be comical and entertaining to see a pig or a lizard or a peacock in an airport or a capuchin monkey in diapers, the question one cannot avoid is, “What are these animals doing there in the first place?” And from that, a wealth of welfare questions flow. Should an exotic animal be in an airport or a living room? Would any animal choose to be in that situation? Are there more humane ways for people to reduce anxiety? Has this gone too far? And what do ESAs tell us about our relationship with animals?
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