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|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.
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.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR CE/CME
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
Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression
Presented by Paul Holtzheimer, MD – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
Resisting Myths and Reducing Shame: Understanding the Impact of Rape Culture on the Prevalence of Sexual Assault within the African American Community
Presented by Carmel Browne, LCSW – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
State of the Science: Interventions for Anxiety in Older Adults
Presented by Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP – Eligible for 1 CE/CME credit
View a full list of all ADAA on-demand webinars.
Interested in presenting a professional webinar? Click here to download the ADAA Webinar Interest Form or contact Lise Bram (email@example.com).
If you registered for #ADAA2020, please complete this conference survey to let ADAA know how to handle your registration fees. Please refrain from emailing ADAA staff directly as you will be referred back to this survey. All refunds will be processed within 45 days of your survey submission response. All surveys must be completed by April 30, 2020. Any registrations remaining after April 30 will be automatically deferred to the 2021 Annual Conference in Boston, MA on March 18-21. No refunds will be provided after April 30.
New Free Webinar! Keep Calm and Carry On: Clinical Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
Former ADAA Board Member Karen Cassiday, PhD provides tips to help clinicians address the problems of running their clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and help them improve how they manage the problems of helping patients maintain and build upon progress in treatment that is disrupted by public self-quarantine and lock down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety Part 3 - Expert Tips and Strategies
by Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
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.
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email ADAA Deputy Director Lise Bram.
Stay up-to-date on all ADAA Coronavirus communications like this recent email sent to all members by making sure your profile information is current. Click here to log into your profile and update your information.
Nearly 100 Organizations Sign Letter to Vice President and Congressional Leaders
ADAA joined with nearly 100 organizations in this letter that was sent to the Vice President and Congressional Leadership on March 20 encouraging action to:
Click here to read the full letter.
- Immediately implement measures to ensure access and continuation of mental health and substance use services to all individuals during the COVID-19 response and during future public health emergencies
- Pass, implement, and/or appropriate funding to strengthen crisis services and surveillance including: S. 2661/H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which would formally designate a three-digit number for the Lifeline
- Pass and implement reforms to ensure long-term availability of care, especially for populations at higher risk of self-harm or substance misuse, including: o S. 824/H.R. 1767, the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act, which would expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Program
- HHS should consider the mental health and substance use effects of future pandemics and national emergencies including: Establishing an interagency taskforce or advisory committee on disaster mental health and substance use to ensure future responses take proper measures to coordinate care, allocate resources, and take appropriate measures to ensure recovery
ADAA Member Benefit Alert!
In addition to our Find-a-Therapist directory, ADAA offers a Telemental Health Directory open to all ADAA members at no additional cost. With uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, telemental health options are increasingly important.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published guidance with respect to providing telehealth services and HIPPA during the COVID-19 global health crisis.
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If you have questions about ADAA member benefits, please email email@example.com.
New ADAA Member and Professional Public Webinars and Blog Posts
My OCD Patients Have Helped Me Cope with the Threat of the Coronavirus (blog post)
by Patricia Thornton, PsyD
COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine (blog post)
by Aarti Gupta, PsyD
How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
by Richa Bhatia, MD, FAPA
|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).
03/20/2020 Are We Focusing on the Wrong Things in Combating the Coronavirus?, Creators.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/19/2020 How to keep your sanity during the coronavirus pandemic, WashingtonTimes.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/19/2020 Coronavirus outbreak: How therapists stay connected to anxious, isolated clients during an uneasy time, Yahoo.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/19/2020 It’s Normal To Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Here’s How To Cope, WSHU.org, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
03/19/2020 How to Survive Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19, PsychologyToday.com, Arash Javanbakht, MD
03/19/2020 19 Free Livestream Workouts & At-Home Workout App Trials, Bustle.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/18/2020 Being Mindful of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak, Healtline.com, Patricia Thornton, PhD
03/18/2020 Handling Your Kid's Disappointment When Everything is Cancelled, New York Times.com, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, LLC
03/18/2020 Is there a right way to worry about coronavirus? And other mental health tips, TheGuardian.com, Richa Bhatia, MD and Aarti Gupta, PsyD
03/18/2020 Netflix 'Party' extension helps self-isolation feel less lonely, Krystal Lewis, PhD and Beth Salcedo, MD
03/18/2020 America’s germaphobes were ready for this — and have been for too long, WashingtonPost.com, Ashley Smith, PhD, Ken Goodman, LCSW, Andrew Rosen, PhD
03/18/2020 Managing Anxiety During COVID-19, RedesigningWellness.com, Richa Bhatia, MD
03/17/2020 Coronavirus outbreak: How to avoid going stir-crazy during self-quarantine, Today.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
03//17/2020 Keeping Coronavirus Anxiety at Bay, USAToday.com, Kathryn Boger PhD
03/16/2020 A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis, WashingtonPost.com, Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD and Joel Minden, PhD
03/16/2020 How to Stay Calm and Productive While at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Elle.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/16/2020 How to Cope with Loneliness if you Work Remotely, According to Experts, Bustle.com, Michelle Lozano, LMFT
03/16/2020 What Therapists Tell Patients Who are Anxious About Coronavirus, Huffpost.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/16/2020 Grocery Store Anxiety is a Real Thing. Here's How to Overcome it, Huffpost.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/15/2020 Is it human nature to stock up on toilet paper?, WGNRadio.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Maha Zayed, PhD
03/15/2020 8 Ways to Relieve Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, According to Psychologists, Prevention.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
03/15/2020 Mindfulness during the coronavirus: Harvard professor's tips to help lower anxiety, ABCActionNews, ADAA Board President Luana Marques, PhD
03/15/2020 Mental health experts offer advice on managing anxiety during coronavirus outbreak, KSBYNews.com, Eric Goodman, PhD
03/15/2020 In the Wake of Coronavirus Here's Why Americans are Heading Toilet Paper, Time.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
03/15/2020 Coping with coronavirus anxiety, WPIX-TV, Alicia Kaplan, MD
03/14/2020 Maintaining Calm in the Middle of Global Crisis When You Are in Recovery, AddictionPolicyForum.com, Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, PhD
03/14/2020 OCD and anxiety disorder treatment can be complicated by coronavirus fears, Washington Post, Shala Nicely, LPC and Reid Wilson, PhD
03/14/2020 How to keep your mental health in check during the coronavirus pandemic, Houston Chronicle.com, Elizabeth McIngvale PhD LMSW
03/13/2020 The Mental Health Cost of Containing the Coronavirus Outbreak, TheHill.com, Krystal Lewis, PhD
03/14/2020 When it’s all too much, here’s how to quell coronavirus anxiety, according to experts, CNBC.com, Richa Bhatia, MD and Simon Rego, PsyD
03/13/2020 Mindfulness during the coronavirus: Harvard professor's tips to help lower anxiety, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ADAA President Luana Marques, PhD
03/13/2020 A cough, and our hearts stop: Coping with coronavirus anxiety and fear, SeattleTimes.com, Lori Zoellner, PhD and Emma PeConga, PhD
03/12/2020 How to Overcome Coronavirus Anxiety, ABCNews.com, ADAA member Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
03/12/2020 Ten Percent Podcast with Dan Harris - Coronavirus Anxiety, Luana Marques, PhD
03/11/2020 Signs Your Anxiety Requires Professional Help, Psychcentral.com, Joel Minden, PhD
March 2020 Tips on How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus with Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, LLC
03/11/2020 ‘It’s futile’: Why you can’t stop touching your face, WTOP.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
03/11/2020 Managing Children's Fear, Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19, Medscape, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
03/12/2020 How to Overcome Coronavirus Anxiety, ABCNews.com, ADAA member Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
03/11/2020 Managing children's fear, anxiety in the era of COVID-19, NewDio.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
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
ADAA Member News & Publications
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|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.
The 7th Harry E. Ford, III, MD/Margaret Henehan Lecture on Psychiatric Treatments of Minority and Underserved Populations: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to Manage Anxiety: Tools to Build Resilience
Featuring ADAA President, Luana Marques, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Click here to view.
Act Now to Help Protect People with Mental Illness
As the Senate prepares the third in a series of COVID-19-related relief bills, NAMI encourages you to please urge your Senators to ensure people affected by mental illness can maintain their treatment, get health and mental health coverage, access needed supports, and lift up the nonprofits they depend on.
We need you to ask your U.S. Senators to do 4 things:
Your Senators need to hear from you TODAY. Please contact them now to ensure people with mental illness are helped in their response to COVID-19.
- Remove barriers to mental health treatment.
a. Eliminate all barriers to widely implementing telehealth
b. Approve funding for Emergency Response Grants
- Promote coverage for health and mental health care.
a. Immediately launch a special enrollment period
b. Require the use of "presumptive eligibility”
c. Ensure free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone, including people who are uninsured.
- Ensure safe housing for people with severe mental illness.
a. Providing $5 billion to serve people who are homeless
b. Approving an additional $5 billion to provide rapid rehousing for people who are at immediate risk of becoming homeless and funding for rental assistance to help low-income renters weather this crisis.
c. Putting a temporary stop on evictions
- Support nonprofits’ capacity to serve.
a. Provide targeted assistance to 501(c)3 organizations
To see detailed proposals and for more information, click here.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Issues HIPPA Guidance
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published guidance with respect to providing telehealth services and HIPPA during the COVID-19 global health crisis.
"During the COVID-19 national emergency, which also constitutes a nationwide public health emergency, covered health care providers subject to the HIPAA Rules may seek to communicate with patients, and provide telehealth services, through remote communications technologies. Some of these technologies, and the manner in which they are used by HIPAA covered health care providers, may not fully comply with the requirements of the HIPAA Rules.
OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This notification is effective immediately."
To read the full notice click here.
ADAA is a strong organization and is committed to continuing to provide evidence-based cutting edge and innovative treatment and research information to our professional and public communities. Your support at this critical time helps ensure that ADAA can continue to be the trusted resource for evidence-based free anxiety and depression information.
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
In a move that would have been unthinkable just months ago, quarantine and social distancing have now become commonplace globally as governments make concerted efforts to fight the spiraling coronavirus outbreak.
The measures, which have seen citizens from the U.S. to India either encouraged or enforced to stay in their homes, are deemed by medical experts as necessary in reducing the spread of the virus. But the implications for people’s mental wellbeing cannot be overlooked.
The COVID-19 pandemic is now surging around the world, and each hour brings more developments than a full day seemed to bring just a few weeks ago. On March 18, Facebook held a call with CEO Mark Zuckerberg to update the press on the steps the company has taken in response to the crisis to date. Zuckerberg emphasized his concern about a looming mental health crisis as people around the world are forced to stay apart from their friends and loved ones. And whether you are building social products or using them to stay in touch with the people you care about, it’s a concern worth taking seriously.
Navigating physician burnout starts with recognizing that we are not immune to the mental health issues that plague our profession on a national level.
Physicians perform at the top of their intellectual ability and are often willing to push themselves to extreme limits to achieve in various aspects of their lives. While we all operate in life with certain levels of anxiety, a health care provider may let some of that anxiety dictate how they make decisions that ultimately impacts self-care and healthy decision making. We worry that if we choose to lighten our load, something bad is going to happen. Or maybe we will miss out on career advancement. Negatively predicting the future is a common cognitive distortion associated with anxiety.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Can a self-help strategy built on daily expressions of gratitude keep depression and anxiety at bay? Don't count on it, researchers say. That's the takeaway from a review of 27 studies involving nearly 3,700 participants. Each study focused on the impact of so-called "gratitude interventions" -- such as "Three Good Things," in which people reflect on three things that went well that day, or a "gratitude visit," in which a person writes a thank you letter and reads it aloud.
The conclusion: Neither self-help strategy did much to help participants feel less anxious or depressed.
Anxiety is a silent epidemic among American mothers. It is debilitating, but normalized and even socially sanctioned. We’ve come to confuse fear with love, and the pursuit of zero risk with responsible parenting. There is no established definition of post-partum anxiety, and no category for it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In most medical literature, it either does not exist or is a mere symptom of postpartum depression.
Low socioeconomic status was associated with increased risk for a cascade of psychiatric and physical conditions, according to study data published in Lancet Public Health. Compared with more advantaged groups, individuals of low socioeconomic status experienced greater rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm. In turn, these psychiatric conditions precipitated greater risk for later liver, kidney, heart, and lung conditions.
Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings, published in PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine, highlight the need to identify specific risk factors for children with obesity and find preventative tools, according to the researchers.
The FDA has given MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, designation as a breakthrough therapy. It is also in phase III of its clinical trials, the last phase before going to market as a prescription.
Colloquially, providers refer to psilocybin as magic mushrooms. New research is confirming its potency by showing that cancer patients treated just once with psilocybin experienced treatment benefits present five years later.
For those with anxiety in the face of a new illness diagnosis, treatment with psychedelic medicine provided relief from anxiety, allowing patients the capacity to engage with their medical care with more presence and purpose.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry via MD Linx
Using a high‐frequency longitudinal design, researchers examined sleep as a potential mechanism associating stressful life events to increases in anxiety and depression symptoms over a one‐year period during adolescence.
Brown University via ScienceDaily
Common assumption has long held that Ritalin, Adderall and similar drugs work by helping people focus.
Yet a new study from a team led in part by Brown University researchers shows that these medications — usually prescribed to individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but often used by otherwise healthy people as a "study aid" — actually work by directing the brain to fix its attention on the benefits, rather than the costs, of completing difficult tasks.
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