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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and ADAA is Sharing Stories from our Public Community to #BreaktheStigma.
Throughout the month ADAA will be sharing resources, blog posts, webinars, personal stories of triumph and more with our public community through our e-newsletters, and our social media platforms. Our focus for the month is on sharing stories and to help #breakthestigma around mental health issues.
We invite you to read these newly posted inspirational stories from our public community.
Click here to view our May 1st Mental Health Awareness Month e-newsletter.
We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and to share our posts.
If you would like to write a blog post, share a story or resource, please reach out to Lise Bram.
ADAA Twitter Chat: Wednesday, May 15 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET. #MythBusters
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, ADAA will hold a Twitter Chat on May 15, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET under the title: #MythBusters. The chat will be hosted by ADAA member experts Dr. Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and Dr. Kevin Chapman, PhD and will focus on common myths surrounding anxiety and the actual corresponding facts. Use the hashtag #MythBusters to join the conversation and ask questions!
We invite you to share this exciting event with friends, family and colleagues using our graphic! Be sure to follow @Got_Anxiety for updates about this chat.
ADAA Staff News
Lisa Patterson, ADAA Director of Membership, is leaving ADAA at the end of this month to pursue new professional endeavors. Over the last 9 years many of our members have had the pleasure of working and collaborating with Lisa and we know she will be much missed. During her tenure at ADAA Lisa helped grow and enhance ADAA’s professional membership, collaborated with the ADAA staff to help ensure the success of our annual conference, and partnered with our members on various initiatives.
Please join ADAA in thanking Lisa for her many contributions and wishing her much success in her next professional chapter.
Please note that ADAA will be bringing on a new staff person to oversee membership and marketing in the next few months. During this transition period (and effective May 28), ADAA’s Kesha Patel will be assuming many of Lisa’s daily responsibilities. Please direct any membership inquiries to Kesha’s attention at email@example.com.
ADAA offers a variety of webinars for mental health professionals. Most ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits.
Tomorrow! Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD present:
Collaborating with Pediatricians: Tools & Techniques to Enhance Relationships & Care Coordination with Pediatricians in your Community
Eligible for 1 CE/CME Hour
Just announced! Thursday, May 23, 2019. Using e-Health to Increase the Reach of Evidence-based Treatments for PTSD: Lessons Learned from the Web-PE Studies – Carmen McLean, PhD
Eligible for 1 CE/CME Hour
Thursday, June 13, 2019 — David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP presents:
Spirituality & Mental Health: What Clinicians Need to Know
Eligible for 1 CE/CME hour
Recent ADAA Recordings
Click here for a full listing of all on-demand webinars.
We Asked – You Shared – We’re Listening!
Thank you again to all #ADAA2019 attendees who took the time to complete our event survey. We are most appreciative. We wanted to share some key takeaways that we will be addressing as we plan for our #ADAA2020 (March 19-22 in San Antonio, TX):
If you have any additional suggestions/feedback about how we can enhance your ADAA conference experience, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- More time in between sessions.
- Standardize all meeting times (one hour, 90 minutes, etc.)
- Continue to offer an enhanced Sunday schedule.
- The half-day suicide program was a success – we’re exploring offering a #ADAA2020 half-day specialized session.
- Poster Sessions: Potentially moving one poster session to a daytime slot to free up Saturday evening.
- Exhibit hall: We are researching booksellers and reaching out to book publishers re. exhibiting.
- The mobile app was a hit – we will continue to explore additional enhancements/features.
- Free professional headshots will be back for #ADAA2020.
- Dine-Arounds will be back for #ADAA2020.
- Explore having a Saturday evening special 40th anniversary celebration.
Save the Date! #ADAA2020
ADAA’s 40th Anniversary Conference
March 19-22, 2020
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
ADAA’s 40th annual conference will be held in San Antonio, TX from March 19 – 22, 2020. The 2020 Conference committee is co-chaired by Cindy J. Aaronson, PhD, and Adriana Feder, MD. The submission portal (as well as the award application portal) will open in mid-May. Please check the ADAA website for submission and conference updates. We look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio! #ADAA2020
Kelly Bargon, EdD
Megan Clifford, MSW
Agustina Eiff, MSW
Corrie Goldberg, PhD
Jeffrey Newport, MD
ADAA is proud to showcase the cutting-edge research conducted by our members. If you are interested in featuring your research lab, please download the flyer here or contact Astrid Masfar: email@example.com
Meet the May 2019 Featured Research Lab
The Smoller Laboratory works to understand the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders in order to improve diagnosis and treatment. It is part of the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital.
ADAA Members on the Lab Team:
Read more about the Smoller Laboratory.
- Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
- Karmel Choi, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow. She is mentored by Dr. Jordan Smoller and Dr. Karestan Koenen through the T32 Training Fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
If you are interested in featuring your research lab, please download the flyer here or contact Astrid Masfar.
ADAA member Reid Wilson, PhD
has released the 2nd edition of his ADAA exclusive publication – “Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks.”
The book teaches seven steps to break the cycle of panic and regain control of your life, including techniques and exercises to manage and overcome panic attacks and panic disorder. The book provides charts to help practice and track the skills needed to overcome panic. Thank you, Dr. Wilson, for your support.
Purchase the paperback on Amazon
Purchase the paperback on the ADAA online store
Purchase the Kindle version on Amazon
New ADAA Member Public Blog Posts
Escaping the Web of Anxiety: The Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
by Ken Goodman, LCSW
Separation Anxiety – What Parents Should Know
by Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP
Public Blog Post
Overcoming Harm OCD
by Jon Hershfield, MFT
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).
05/06/2019 New Approach to Children's Anxiety Treats Parents Instead of Children, Smh.com, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
05/04/2019 Will Using A Weighted Blanket Really Help Soothe Your Anxiety?, WomensHealthMag.com, Martin Antony, PhD
05/02/2019 How to Tell if You’re in a “Funk” or if it’s High-Functioning Depression or Anxiety, According to Experts, Bustle.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
05/01/2019 From the Yondr Bag to Get-Togethers, 7 Tips to Break Your Family Out of the Technology Rut (and Keep Your Sanity), ABCNews.com, Anne Marie Albano, PhD
05/01/2019 How to Help a 9-year-old Cope with a Big Move, WashingtonPost.com, Bonnie Zucker, PsyD
05/01/2019 9 Ways Therapists Personally Deal with Anxiety, Huffpost.com, Ashley L. Annestedt, LCSW
04/29/2019 What Type of Anxiety Do You Suffer From?, Health.USNews.com, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA
04/29/2019 What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does it Work?, NBCNews.com, Thomas Ollendick, PhD
04/23/2019 Docs Say There's One Surefire Sign It's Definitely Time To Go To Therapy, WellandGood.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
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.
Depression and Anxiety Journal in the News
The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer. - Article,
NYTimes.com, April 22, 2019
Volume 36, Issue 4
FOCUS ON: DEPRESSION DIVERSITY IN TIME AND PLACE
Early View Articles:
Cortisol awakening response and additive serotonergic genetic risk interactively predict depression in two samples: The 2019 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award Paper
Suzanne Vrshek‐Schallhorn, Catherine B. Stroud, Leah D. Doane, Susan Mineka, Richard E. Zinbarg, Eva E. Redei, Michelle G. Craske, Emma K. Adam
Version of Record online: 24 April 2019
Speech‐based markers for posttraumatic stress disorder in US veterans
Charles R. Marmar, Adam D. Brown, Meng Qian, Eugene Laska, Carole Siegel, Meng Li, Duna Abu‐Amara, Andreas Tsiartas, Colleen Richey, Jennifer Smith, Bruce Knoth, Dimitra Vergyri
Version of Record online: 22 April 2019
Trajectories of grief: Comparing symptoms from the DSM‐5 and ICD‐11 diagnoses
George A. Bonanno, Matteo Malgaroli
Version of Record online: 22 April 2019
Autonomic responses to fear conditioning among women with PTSD and dissociation
Antonia V. Seligowski, Lauren A. M. Lebois, Sarah B. Hill, Isabella Kahhale, Jonathan D. Wolff, Tanja Jovanovic, Sherry R. Winternitz, Milissa L. Kaufman, Kerry J. Ressler
Version of Record online: 22 April 2019
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
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Honorific Awards. The nominations will close on June 28, 2019 at 5:00pm Central.
Instructions for award nomination and information on the awards are available on the ACNP website.
- The Daniel H. Efron Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in basic research, the Joel Elkes Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in clinical research, and the Eva King Killam Research Award honors the recipient for excellence in translational research. Submissions for these awards will be evaluated by the Honorific Awards Committee.
- Nominees for the Efron and Elkes Awards must be 50 years of age or younger on December 31, 2019. Nominees for the Killam Award may be no more than twelve years past his or her terminal degree on December 31, 2019. Nominees are not required to be members of the ACNP.
- The ACNP Media Award may be given annually to a member of the print or electronic media, advocacy organization or public education initiative that promotes increased awareness of brain research, and who has made a major contribution to the education of the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment. The submissions will be evaluated by the Public Information Committee with a recommendation to the Awards Committee.
- The ACNP Public Service Award may be given annually to a member of the government, an advocacy organization or a public education initiative that promotes increased awareness of brain research and the impact it has on people’s lives. The award is intended to be an expression of appreciation from the College toward outstanding public leaders who provide complete, accurate, and unbiased information to our society about brain diseases. The submissions will be evaluated by the Honorific Awards Committee.
God, Mental Health, and Wellness in New York City: A Town Hall
Conversation on the Intersection of Mental Health, Faith and Culture
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm
Salvation Army, Centennial Memorial Temple Theatre, 120 W 14th Street, NYC
ADAA member Simon Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACDT is a featured panel speaker.
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There’s no one-size-fits-all fix to treating insomnia, depression, anxiety, drug addiction, eating disorders, and other psychological problems. But there does seem to be a common starting place most psychologists and other therapists rely on: cognitive behavioral therapy.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation showed efficacy in patients with major depressive disorder and comorbid anxiety, according to results from a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
Psychotherapy improves the lives of young people with depression as modestly as it did 13 years ago, according to a new report.
"This meta-analysis of youth depression psychotherapy RCTs, following up on a similarly structured meta-analysis published 13 years ago, with a substantial increase in the number of studies included, showed a strikingly similar pattern of findings, with a similarly modest level of treatment benefit," the authors write in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, online April 17.
Suicide rates among people of all ages have been increasing since the turn of the century, but a new study points out to a particularly sharp spike in suicides among one group of people: teenage girls.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34. While boys die by suicide four times more often than girls, the study found that a bump in suicide rates among teens ages 18 and younger since 2011 was primarily driven by teen girls who attempted suicide by poisoning themselves.
Medical News Today
According to some studies, almost one-third of people will experience a common mental disorder in their lifetime.
Due to the widespread influence of CMDs, scientists are keen to understand the full range of risk factors that feed into mental health.
In recent years, scientists have investigated whether living alone might be one such risk factor.
A new study, the results of which now appear in the journal PLOS ONE, takes a fresh look at this question. The study authors conclude that there is a link between living alone and CMDs. They also find that it affects all age groups and sexes, and that, primarily, loneliness is the driver.
Science News for Students
Learning about all the ways that climate change is impacting the planet can feel overwhelming. No part of the world has been left untouched. And a lot of people have been — and will be — harmed by the effects of rising greenhouse gases. Many of those impacts will clearly hurt the physical health of people, such as by aggravating asthma or heart disease. But climate change can be bad for mental health as well, and children and teens are especially at risk, psychologists now report.
Adolescents in the United States are dealing with depression and anxiety in a big way, but the connection to obesity is yet to be directly established. Data collected by National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3.2 million adolescents, representing 13.3 percent of the American population, suffered at least one major depressive episode in 2017.
Obese adolescents are also more prone to mental illnesess, researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Stockholm have found. The results of the study were shared recently at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow by lead researcher Louise Lindberg and her team.
A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm are afffecting their mental health, according to a new national Morning Consult research poll.
Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation in recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the poll surveyed rural adults and farmers/farmworkers to better understand factors affecting the mental health of farmers, the availability of resources, perceptions of stigma, personal experiences with mental health challenges and other relevant issues.
“Not everybody wakes up happy,” a man sitting on his bed intones to start the new Burger King ad. “All I ask is that you let me feel my way.” Burger King’s latest promotion is called #FeelYourWay, which is a play on the company’s decades-old slogan “Have it your way.” “For years, brands have packaged a seething pessimism that is felt by today’s young adults and sold it to us to drive business,” Eater’s Chris Fuhrmeister wrote, reflecting on the year in food advertising in December. “They’ve played their part in ramping up the waves of depression and disillusionment that come as a result of prolonged exposure to bad vibes and bad news.”
A study out the week of April 29 suggests that the release of the first season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why series in 2017 led to a small but notable uptick in teen suicides. The finding seems to confirm widespread apprehensions among mental health experts and advocates that a suicide "contagion" could spread from the teen drama, which centers around a 17-year-old girl's suicide and includes graphic details. But the study contains significant caveats, and the findings should be interpreted cautiously.
Walgreens wants to better empower its workforce.
On May 1, the start of Mental Health Month, the national drugstore chain said it will soon provide specialized mental health training to pharmacists. It’s partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health and the American Pharmacists Association for the new program, which focuses on the growing need for psychological resources. Under the program, 300 Walgreens human resources team members, as well as pharmacy staff members focused on patient outcomes, will be trained in Mental Health First Aid. They’ll learn about mental health literacy and understanding risk factors, as well as how to spot warning signs and addiction concerns among customers. The staff will be equipped in strategies for both crisis and non-crisis situations.
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