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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Register today to take advantage of early bird rates!
Shout Out to ADAA Members!
A shout out to the 235 ADAA Professional members who took advantage of the early-bird registration rate for the 2018 Conference! Thank you for registering early and taking advantage of our special membership rate. Don’t forget that CEs are included in your registration. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Washington, DC next spring.
Have you logged into the new membership portal yet? If not, use your email as your new username and go to this link to update your password. Once logged in, take a look around! It's easier to update your profile, join a SIG or register for an event. Make sure you add your profile picture by going to Edit Bio and upload your photo under "manage headshot." Please contact membership at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
A message from the ADAA Professional Education Committee:
ADAA's Professional Education Committee is inviting ADAA members and non-members who have participated in ADAA's educational to participate in a 5-minute online needs assessment survey. The survey's focus is to gather feedback about ADAA's current professional education portfolio, to help us learn more about where professionals "go" to learn, to determine what is most important to you when choosing a continuing education program and to help us further enhance our professional education portfolio. Stay tuned for an ADAA survey in your inbox next Wednesday, November 15th. We greatly appreciate your response as it will help us ensure that ADAA is meeting your professional education needs! Thank you.
Members in the News
November, 2017 Technology is Revolutionizing Practice, APA Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 48, No.10, Mary Alvord, PhD
November, 2017 Leading Organizations Share Their Tips for Managing Stress with a Health Condition on International Stress Awareness Day, HealthUnlocked.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD
11/08/2017 An Update on the Relationship Between the Gut Microbiome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Healio.com, Beth Patterson, BscN, Jasmine Turna, BSc, PhD, and Michael Van Ameringen, MD, FRCPC
11/06/17 Smartphone App Aims to Help Black Teen Girls Cope with Mental Health Issues, Ideastream.org, Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
11/01/17 Leading Organizations Share Their Tips for Managing Stress with a Health Condition on International Stress Awareness Day - Press Release, HealthUnlocked.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD
Have you published a new book or research article? Have you been quoted in a recent news article/story? Please let us know so we can share your news with your ADAA colleagues! Simply email Lise Bram and we’ll make sure to feature your news here every week and on the ADAA Members in the News website page.
About the Genetics and Neuroscience SIG
The Genetics and Neuroscience SIG brings together clinicians and researchers who are broadly involved in the biological science of anxiety and depressive disorders. This includes clinical and basic neuroscience (electrophysiology, imaging, animal models, experimental paradigms) and genetics (twin and family studies, molecular genetics, endophenotypes). The SIG provides ADAA members with opportunities to network, share ideas, form collaborations, and update one another and the broader ADAA community on the state of the genetics and neuroscience field. The group is comprised of a diverse array of clinicians, researchers, and clinician-researchers across the student, postdoctoral scholar/clinical trainee, and faculty/practitioner levels. Recent SIG activities include: (1) Establishing a repository of information on measures relevant to the genetics and neuroscience study of anxiety and depression, so that anyone in the ADAA community can learn what measures are out there, how to find them, and how they link to other units of analysis within the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) domain, and (2) Providing monthly updates on articles relevant to the group’s focus.
At this year’s ADAA meeting in Washington D.C., the SIG will host a symposium on "Ketamine as a Novel Approach for Treatment-Resistant Depression and Anxiety." Drs. Carlos Zarate (National Institute of Mental Health) and Chadi Abdallah (Yale University) will present, followed by an interactive discussion.
Meet the Genetics and NeuroScience SIG Co-Chairs
Sanne van Rooij, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she works under the supervision of Dr. Tanja Jovanovic and Dr. Kerry Ressler on the Grady Trauma Project. She received her BSc and MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience from Maastricht University in 2010, and her PhD in Clinical Neuroscience from Utrecht University in 2015. Dr. van Rooij's work focuses on the development and persistence of trauma-related psychopathology and resilience. She uses (longitudinal) neuroimaging and psychophysiological measures to study fear and response inhibition and related context processing in trauma-exposed populations. She is also part of the ENIGMA/PGC-PTSD consortium and contributed to several of their imaging projects.
"In 2015 I was introduced to ADAA by my mentors, and came back the year after as an early career travel awardee. In 2017 I became the co-chair of the Genetics and Neuroscience SIG, because I am very excited about the clinical application of neuroscience and hope that with this SIG I can foster collaborations between clinicians and neuroscientists."
Dr. Sahib Khalsa received M.D. and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) degrees in 2009 via the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Iowa. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at UCLA in 2013, serving as the program Chief Resident and Chief Resident in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He subsequently joined the department as a faculty member in the Division of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, becoming an Assistant Professor in Residence in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Khalsa was recruited to join the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the Director of Clinical Studies, and as Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Khalsa’s research examines brain-body communication to understand how the human brain maps cardiovascular sensation, and whether there is dysfunctional cross-talk between the heart and brain in anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
"I have been involved with the ADAA since 2013, when I participated in the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership (CDLP) program. The program, and the ADAA, has transformed my academic development through opportunities to participate in the organization as the 2016 co-chair of the Early Career SIG, as well as to chair scientific symposia. The meeting has tremendously enhanced my knowledge about anxiety disorders and it keeps me current. As co-chair of the Genetics and Neuroscience SIG I look forward to bringing a pragmatic focus to considering ways that both disciplines can yield meaningful improvements in mental health. Stay tuned for a great event at next year's meeting!"
Interested in joining the Genetics and Neuroscience SIG? Please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager for more information.
ADAA Live Professional Webinars– 1 Hour Interactive Format - Earn 1 CE Credit (CE credits are approved by APA, NBCC and New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work)
New website feature! All upcoming live webinars are now searchable by keyword and population on ADAA’s website.
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
- May 10, 2018 OCD and Medication Management. Registration coming soon.
Missed a recent live webinar? Not to worry. ADAA offers our members and the professional community at large the opportunity to watch webinars and receive CEs.
New website feature: all recorded webinars are now searchable by keyword and population.
PTSD: From Cells to Communities (recorded November 2, 2017)
presented by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE
Management of Treatment Resistant Depression (recorded October 18, 2017)
presented by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Watch the recorded webinar with CE or without CE
Marketing Your Practice: Social Media and Beyond (recorded October 4, 2017)
presented by Helene Sobin, MBA and Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP
Watch the recorded webinar (this webinar is not eligible for CE credit)
Webinar CE Information
- 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.
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. Learn more about the Journal
The latest issue of Depression and Anxiety is available on Wiley Online Library
Volume 34, Issue 11 FOCUS ON: NEUROBIOLOGY OF MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS AND THEIR TREATMENT Pages 977 - 1071, November 2017
ADAA member Jasmine Turna contributes a review on cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood and related disorders and ADAA member Adam M. Reid contributes a research article on willingness as a predictor of change during treatment of adults with OCD.
Access to the Journal is available to ADAA members at no charge.
Error-related brain activity and internalizing disorder symptom dimensions in depression and anxiety (pages 985–995)
Stephanie M. Gorka, Katie L. Burkhouse, Kaveh Afshar and K. Luan Phan
Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22648
Nicotine deprivation attenuates panic reactivity in smokers: Findings from a placebo-controlled nicotine patch study (pages 996–1005)
Kenneth Abrams, Sam Krimmel, Stacey Johnson, Kate Cieslowski, Helen Strnad, Arielle Melum and Caroline Kryder
Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22652
Is cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood, and related disorders ready for prime time? (pages 1006–1017)
Jasmine Turna, Beth Patterson and Michael Van Ameringen
Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22664
Uncertainty increases neural indices of attention in obsessive-compulsive disorder (pages 1018–1028)
Raoul Dieterich, Tanja Endrass and Norbert Kathmann
Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22655
Cognitive enhancing effects of rTMS administered to the prefrontal cortex in patients with depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis of individual task effects (pages 1029–1039)
Donel M. Martin, Shawn M. McClintock, Jane J. Forster, Tin Yan Lo and Colleen K. Loo
Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22658
Clinical and neurobiological effects of aerobic exercise in dental phobia: A randomized controlled trial (pages 1040–1048)
Brigitt L. Lindenberger, Jens Plag, Sarah Schumacher, Katharina Gaudlitz, Sophie Bischoff, Thomas Bobbert, Fernando Dimeo, Moritz B. Petzold, Clemens Kirschbaum, Zsuzsa Dudás and Andreas Ströhle
Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22659
Increased neural response to social rejection in major depression (pages 1049–1056)
Poornima Kumar, Gordon D Waiter, Magda Dubois, Maarten Milders, Ian Reid and J Douglas Steele
Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22665
How willing are you? Willingness as a predictor of change during treatment of adults with obsessive–compulsive disorder (pages 1057–1064)
Adam M. Reid, Lauryn E. Garner, Nathaniel Van Kirk, Christina Gironda, Jason W. Krompinger, Brian P. Brennan, Brittany M. Mathes, Sadie Cole Monaghan, Eric D. Tifft, Marie-Christine André, Jordan Cattie, Jesse M. Crosby and Jason A. Elias
Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22672
Amygdala and regional volumes in treatment-resistant versus nontreatment-resistant depression patients (pages 1065–1071)
Anca-Larisa Sandu, Eric Artiges, André Galinowski, Thierry Gallarda, Frank Bellivier, Hervé Lemaitre, Bernard Granger, Damien Ringuenet, Eleni T. Tzavara, Jean-Luc Martinot and Marie-Laure Paillère Martinot
Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/da.22675
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In a finding that pulls the roots of two mental illnesses closer together, researchers say people with bipolar disorder that's resistant to the drug lithium have a high number of genes associated with schizophrenia. Since the 1950s, lithium has been widely used to treat bipolar disorder. The drug stabilizes mood swings — the highs and lows associated with the disorder — and reduces the risk of suicide.
Burnout is common among medical residents training to be surgeons, putting them at increased risk for alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. But a stress-countering technique called mindfulness may help them, the study authors added. The study was published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
New research suggests mental health providers should prescribe a non-pharmaceutical, natural remedy to aid the management of depression — exercise. Investigators believe a strategy that combines physical activity with psychotherapy can be a very effective method to improve mood and relieve depression. The study appears in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry.
Emerging research finds that all forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm, especially among female teens. In the study, Norwegian investigators divided the types of harassment into two main groups: non-physical harassment and physically coercive sexual behavior, such as unwanted kissing, groping, intimate touch and intercourse.
Walking the challenging Kokoda Track, climbing Mount Kosciuszko and undertaking other adventurous pursuits may help treat depression in military veterans, new research shows. This preliminary finding is from a University of South Australia study of 45 current and ex-serving Australian military personnel who signed up for adventure-based tours in the past 12 months.
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Jarrid Wilson, a pastor and author in Nashville, was "beyond excited" when he learned that he and his wife were expecting their first child. "I've wanted to be a dad since I was little," Wilson says. But in the months after his son was born in 2015, he was overwhelmed with emotions — many of them negative.
Men who adhere to a vegetarian diet may have an increased risk of depressive symptoms, according to data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Researchers used self-report data from 9,668 adult males to determine whether self-identification of a vegetarian diet is associated with significant depressive symptoms in men.
New research provides fresh insight into how the brain processes reward and punishment, opening new avenues for developing treatment of conditions ranging from anxiety to addictive behaviors such as drug abuse. The study, published in the journal eLife, used a rodent model to identify a specific network within the brain closely tied to risk assessment.
In the general population, longer-term opioid use was associated with new-onset depression at a similar rate between men and women, according to the results of a recent study published in The Journal of Pain. However, in patients of the Veterans Health Association, new-onset depression was more common among women than among men using long-term opioids.
People who struggle with both depression and chronic kidney disease are highly unlikely to benefit from typical antidepressant drugs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The new findings add to the growing evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants are ineffective in people facing both depression and a chronic medical disease.
The Huffington Post
While there are some people who have the exceptional ability to walk into a room full of complete strangers with confidence and grace, and look at it as an opportunity to meet new people, as opposed to an anxiety provoking situation, there are many more of us who look at that situation as uncomfortable and unnerving.
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