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Over the last few weeks, ADAA leadership has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and global health crisis and its ongoing potential impact for our attendees, staff, exhibitors, and sponsors in connection with our 2020 Conference scheduled to be held in San Antonio, TX from March 19-22.
On Monday, March 9, ADAA made the very difficult decision that we have no alternative but to cancel the ADAA 2020 Conference.
As difficult as this decision is, we hope you will agree that the health and safety of our membership, our attendees, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, and our communities are our top priority.
We want to recognize and thank the ADAA members who contributed so many dedicated hours to organizing the 2020 meeting - in particular the Conference Committee co-chairs, Dr. Cindy Aaronson and Dr. Adriana Feder and all the committee members; our CDLP co-chairs, Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. Jill Emanuele and Kari Gregory; the small but amazing ADAA staff, including the Stellato Meeting Solutions team. We know how hard everyone has worked to create a much anticipated dynamic and exciting program for the 2020 40th Celebration Conference.
Please continue to let us know (by emailing email@example.com) of any institutional travel bans, which may help us in our effort to reduce ADAA’s liability to the hotels and vendors as we discuss the financial impact of the cancellation with them.
Important: As all airline and hotel costs are your own responsibility – you will need to cancel your hotel and airline reservations directly. Please reference your hotel confirmation email for instructions on how to cancel online.
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ADAA is currently researching options to be able to provide you with virtual access to as much content from the conference as possible. For those of you who were scheduled to present (session and poster presenters) we will be in touch soon. We recognize that many of you rely on this conference to meet your professional continuing education requirements and are also working to ensure that any virtual content presented will be CE/CME eligible.
|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits. Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
Distinguishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD
Presented by Mike Heady, MA
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Individuals suffering with intrusive self-harm OCD frequently misattribute their thoughts for genuine suicidal ideation. Well-intentioned therapists, who do not know how to differentiate genuine suicidal ideation from intrusive and unwanted obsessions, often encourage their clients to get suicide risk evaluations from local ERs. However, this behavior can steer the individual with self-harm OCD further into their disorder, increasing distress and severity of symptoms. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to assess for and differentiate intrusive, unwanted self-harm obsessions that occur in OCD from genuine suicidal ideation and planning. This differentiation is key to providing adequate treatment.
Race, Stress, and Black Mother and Infant Mortality: Emotional Health Matters
Presented by Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD and Christin Farmer Kane, BA
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Within the United States, Black maternal and infant mortality has reached alarming rates. Black mothers and infants are 2.5 times more likely to die than their white counterparts. The major contributing factor is stress, particularly stress produced by structural racism. In this webinar led by a clinical psychological scientist and community-based doula, we present an overview of the role of race-related stress in Black maternal and infant mortality. We examine the psychosocial and biological data on its impact on mothers and babies. We present evidence on how stress is viewed by various groups of expectant and post-partum Black mothers. Barriers to implement stress and anxiety interventions with this population are discussed. Finally, we present data on our culturally-relevant community-engaged partnership to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety on expectant Black mothers.
Just Announced! Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Presented by Lauren Wadsworth, PhD
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Gender diverse children, teens, and adults are becoming increasingly comfortable coming out and expressing their gender identities. As clinicians we need to meet this social change with an increase in our cultural humility and competency working with individuals who identify as gender minorities/gender diverse/rising gender identities. We must become more practiced with the vocabulary surrounding gender identity and increase our comfort discussing the social impacts of expressing a stigmatized identity. Gender diverse individuals face unique stressors, paired with increased risk for developing anxiety and depression. This webinar will discuss population specific components of anxiety and depression development (e.g. role of stigma, coming out), and will provide tangible ways to provide more accurate and affirming research, and/or more culturally informed therapy.
Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
This webinar will provide an overview of strategies for integrating multiculturally competent strategies into evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression for immigrants, refugees, and asylees. Specific tools for addressing barriers to treatment and incorporating resources will also be addressed. Discussion will focus on strategies for conceptualizing and treating clients from a systemic perspective. This training will also include case application and discussion of practical tools. Participants will have an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Now on Demand!
Putting the Cardi B in CBT: Using Stars, Sports, Star Wars, Superheroes, and Pop Culture to Make Therapy Accessible & Fun for Anxious Youth
Presented by Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Check out our other on-demand webinars (many of which are eligible for CE/CME credits).
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Lise Bram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ADAA Creates COVID-19 Virus Resource Page
ADAA understands that for many the current coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety - especially with such heightened media attention.
In response, ADAA has created a resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your clients who may be struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns. The ADAA blog posts and videos contain information many need to know about the virus and helpful tips about how to mitigate against increased anxiety.
Jennifer Gonzalez Caban
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Jennifer Sy, PhD
“My first ADAA conference and introduction to ADAA was in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM in 2009 as a second-year graduate student when my research lab went as a road trip (eleven years ago!). I enjoyed attending the conference and have attended several ADAA conferences since! I think the intersection of researchers and clinicians at ADAA makes for great dialogue and fresh perspectives at the annual conferences. I always look forward to the Q&A portion when I present a talk, because the audience members bring a diverse array of perspectives to the discussion which helps everyone think more critically about their own knowledge of the topic.”
“ADAA is a great place to find topics for continuing education on a wide variety of topics, which is very useful when encountering co-occurring diagnoses/problems. My colleagues at Houston OCD Program and I have used ADAA's webinars (most recently Jonathan Grayson's webinar on Strategic Pressure) as a mini-lunch and learn for our office and had a discussion afterwards about how we could implement aspects of what we learned in our clinical practice.”
Dr. Jennifer Sy is a clinical psychologist at the Houston OCD Program. Dr. Sy’s clinical and research interests focus on optimization of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, particularly in OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety. Since many individuals present with co-occurring anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders, she is particularly interested in helping clients identify common behaviors/thought processes that occur across diagnoses so they can apply what they learn in treatment to other areas of their lives.
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
Did you know ADAA offers 9 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focused on specific topics like OCD, PTSD, Early Career Professionals and Students, and many more. Many SIGs host monthly peer consultation calls through which ADAA members may gain insight and advice from their colleagues. SIGs also meet in person at the ADAA Annual Conference and often support content and events at the Annual conference. You can join any ADAA SIG through your member profile page (under the groups tab) or by emailing us at email@example.com.
If you have questions about ADAA member benefits, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New ADAA Member Public Webinar and Blog Posts
Panic Sells, Calm Saves (blog post)
by Shane Owens, Ph.D., ABPP and David Cennimo MD, FACP, FAAP, FIDSA
Going Away to College Can Lead to an Uptick in OCD Distress (blog post)
by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC
Moving Against the OCD Worry Monster (blog post)
by Jesse Spiegel, PsyD
Quick Tips to Help Manage Coronavirus Anxiety (webinar)
by Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
Tips for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety Part 2 (webinar)
by Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Sally Winston, PsyD, Reid Wilson, 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).
03/11/2020 What coronavirus fears are doing to people with anxiety disorders, WashingtonPost.com, ADAA board member Ken Goodman, LCSW, ADAA members Drs. Krystal Lewis and Shane Owens
03/10/2020 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety, TheConversation.com, Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD
03/09/2020 Coronavirus anxiety reports up, doctors say; encourage public to stay calm, keep perspective on COVID-19, ABC7.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD and Debra Kissen, PhD
03/09/2020 Mental Health Professionals Are Preparing for an Epidemic of Anxiety Around the Coronavirus, MotherJones.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/09/2020 Some with OCD, other anxiety disorders are struggling amid the coronavirus epidemic. ‘It’s tripping the wire for many different people, ChicagoTribune.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD and Patrick McGrath, PhD
03/08/2020 Fear spreads like a virus’: How coronavirus panic is taking a toll on N.J.’s mental health, NJ.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
03/07/2020 Suicide has only gotten younger. These two families, bonded by loss, are taking action, USAToday.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/06/2020 As Coronavirus Spreads, Here are a Tips to Manage Your Anxiety, Phillyvoice.com, Thea Gallagher, PhD
03/06/2020 America’s Coronavirus Virus: Psychology Of Panic And Stockpiling, Patch.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
03/05/2020 How to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety, Wall Street Journal, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Shane Owens, Phd, ABPP
03/05/2020 How to Deal with Coronavirus if you have OCD or Anxiety, Vice.com. Jon Hershfield, MA, LMFT and Shala Nicely, LPC
03/04/2020 5 High Energy Workouts To Do If You're Anxious, Bustle.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/04/2020 La diferencia entre preocupación, estrés y ansiedad, New York Times, Luana Marques, PhD
03/04/2020 Why you can't stop touching your face, even though it's one of the best ways to prevent coronavirus spread, BusinessInsider.com, Kevin L. Chapman, PhD
03/03/2020 Pandemic Panic? These 5 Tips Can Help You Regain Your Calm, NPR.org, Stewart Shankman, PhD
03/03/2020 We Asked Experts How to Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety, Advice.Shinetext.com, Krystal Lewis, PhD
03/03/2020 How to Save Your Kid From COVID-19 Anxiety, Smerconish.com – Smerconish.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
March 2020 “Your Concept of Time Is Not Broken, It’s Just Unorthodox”, ADDitudeMag.com, Kama Jensen, LPCC
03/03/2020 What is Havening? Experts Weigh in on Justin Bieber's Stress-Relieving Technique, Today.com, Melissa Hunt, PhD
03/03/2020 Simple Ways to Save Your Kid From COVID-19 Anxiety, Smerconish.com, Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
02/28/2020 Toddler Psychology and Postpartum Blues, PsychologyAmerica.com (podcast), Michelle Pievsky, PhD
02/28/2020 6 Signs You Need To Break Up With A Friend, and the Best Way To Do It, Womansday.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
02/28/2020 Doctor Addresses Parents and Children Coronavirus Anxiety, SiriusXM, Krsytal Lewis, PhD
02/28/2020 Avoidance of Uncertainty: Generalized Anxiety Explained, PsychologyToday.com, Michael Stein, PsyD
02/26/2020 The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety, NYTimes.com, Luana Marques, MD
02/23/2020 Mike Heady - Dating with OCD, The OCD Stories Podcast, Mike Heady, LCPC
02/21/2020 Dermatillomania Is More Than Just a Skin-Picking Disorder — Here’s What You Should Know, Allure.com, Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD
ADAA Member News & Publications
Living Beyond OCD Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Workbook for Adults 1st Edition
by Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD
Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry
by Joel Minden, PhD
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.
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 37, Issue 3
FOCUS ON: Promoting Resilience and Preventing Suicide
A pragmatic clinical trial examining the impact of a resilience program on college student mental health
Elisabeth Akeman, Namik Kirlic (ADAA member), Ashley N. Clausen (ADAA member), Kelly T. Cosgrove, Timothy J. McDermott (ADAA member), Lisa D. Cromer, Martin P. Paulus (ADAA member), Hung‐Wen Yeh, Robin L. Aupperle (ADAA member)
Ketamine for acute suicidal ideation. An emergency department intervention: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, proof‐of‐concept trial
Yoav Domany, Richard C. Shelton, Cheryl B. McCullumsmith
Associations between clinicians' emotional responses, therapeutic alliance, and patient suicidal ideation
Shira Barzilay, Allison Schuck, Sarah Bloch‐Elkouby (ADAA member), Zimri S. Yaseen, Mariah Hawes, Paul Rosenfield, Adriana Foster, Igor Galynker (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 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.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding Opportunity
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is seeking applications for its Therapeutic Pipeline Program RFA, with a specific interest in research targeting non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s such as anxiety and depression. Learn more on its website. Attend a webinar on March 27, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET to learn more about our Foundation's funding strategy and opportunities, and the application and review processes. Register Now.
More Funding Opportunities
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: $8,500
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2020
The Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers.
APF David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
Apply for the Grant
APF/The Trust Grant in Honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD: $5,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020
To support an early career psychologist or graduate student for research or projects in the area of ethics and risk management.
APF/The Trust Grant in Honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD
Apply for the Grant
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship: $5,000
Deadline: May 15, 2020
The Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
Apply for the Grant
Hofstra University is currently seeking participants for a study focused on using social media to promote PrEP (the HIV prevention pill). This study does not involve taking PrEP. Participants will be required to visit Hofstra University 3 times between now and October.
Earn up to $425 for your participation! Must meet the following criteria:
If interested, please contact us at email@example.com or call/text (201) 948-5266!
- Born male
- Identify as a gay or bisexual man
- Between 17-45 years old
- Live on Long Island (in Nassau or Suffolk County)
- Sexually active
- Have a Facebook or Instagram account with 1000+ friends/followers
- Willing to post PrEP related content publicly on social media
- Must be able to attend an orientation session on April 1 or 2 at 6:30pm
This study has been approved by the Hofstra University Institutional Review Board (Approval #: 20200123-HPHS-SAN-1).
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
When psychologist Dr. Mary Alvord speaks with her patients about their coronavirus concerns at her practice in Rockville, Maryland — where the governor confirmed a state of emergency after three cases were reported — or when she scrolls through social media with posts often filled with misinformation, she keeps thinking back to another time when she experienced a similar level of widespread fear.
These days, Millennials are being called the "anxious generation." And according to a recent survey by Business Insider, they're also "lonely, burned out and depressed." Half of Millennials, along with 75 percent of Gen-Zers, have left a job for mental health reasons. Moreover, burnout — now classified by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon — is affecting a wide swath of younger workers as they deal with increasing workloads and on-the-job stress, not to mention the rise in 24/7 workplace connectivity.
In an era of inescapable and unreliable news coverage, across platforms from social media to television and radio, it is difficult to avoid a sense of information overload. A new study by Brooke Auxier and Jessica Vitak at the University of Maryland tackles questions raised by the current crisis in media bias, information overload and misinformation, using survey data collected with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The authors explain, “Before long, due to user-initiated customization and algorithmic personalization, their digital news environment will likely be saturated with content that only explores a narrow viewpoint.”
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In a recently released issue of Pediatrics, Dr. Gewirtz O'Brien and colleagues compare the mental health of teens who have run away from home with those who experienced unaccompanied homelessness. Their findings are emotionally impactful for pediatricians, and shed light on critical mental health issues among teens who already must face personal, social and educational challenges.
The Daily of the University of Washington
It can be hard to wear your heart on your sleeve, especially in a society that discourages healthy conversations surrounding mental health. In a survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2012, it was found that of the millions of college students who suffer from mental health issues, only 50 percent choose to disclose their mental health condition to their college or university. According to survey results, the top reason students do not disclose this information was “fear or concern for the impact disclosing would have on how students, faculty, and staff perceive them, including within mental health degree programs.”
These statistics show that students shy away from seeking help due to fear of judgement from others.
There are many causes of anxiety. It is rare for someone to be okay in every facet of their life before one event throws them into disorder territory. Therefore, we must investigate the many varied causes of stress in order to come to terms with the environment sufferers live within. We know that one main driver of anxiety is diet, as a new study from a team of Canadian researchers confirms.
Publishing their findings in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, lead author, Karen Davidson at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, says that "for those who consumed less than three sources of fruits and vegetables daily, there was at least at 24 percent higher odds of anxiety disorder diagnosis."
U.S. News & World Report
Chronic pain can keep kids from being social and active, leading to anxiety and depression, a child psychiatrist says.
Unfortunately, this can turn into a vicious cycle — worsening depression and anxiety can also worsen pain perception.
Between five percent and twenty percent of children live with chronic pain. It usually takes the form of bone and muscle pain, headaches or abdominal pain.
Even modest reductions in sleep can trigger elevated anxiety the following day, according to new research published in Nature Human Behaviour. The findings suggest that sleep deprivation provokes anxiety symptoms by impairing activity in a brain region that is crucial for high level cognitive functions.
The use of e-cigarettes is associated with higher odds of self-reported depression, especially in people who are unemployed and use marijuana, as well as those who are widowed, divorced, or separated, according to a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
ALS News Today
A machine learning algorithm has shown that depression and a perceived lower quality of life are significant predictors of high caregiver burden among those who care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a study has found.
The study, "Prediction of caregiver burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a machine learning approach using random forests applied to a cohort study," was published in the journal BMJ Open.
General dysfunctional beliefs may influence anxiety and depressive symptomatology in patients with inflammatory bowel disease), according to a cross-sectional study published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. The study examined the importance of confronting general dysfunctional beliefs, particularly notions of low self-efficacy and failure, in short-term therapy for a major patient population.
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