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ADAA is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from the hope & grace fund, a project of New Venture Fund in partnership with philosophy, inc. The grant allows ADAA to launch an exciting new initiative "Turning a Laser-Focus on Women’s Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders."
Through this new project, ADAA will form a Women's Special Interest Group to design women-focused programming for mental health professionals. It will also develop programming for its 2018 annual conference that focuses on evidence-based gender research and treatment options for women. Finally, ADAA will create women-focused webinars and outreach to educate the public about mental health treatment options for women and to decrease the stigma of mental illness. This project will educate at least 100 clinical researchers and clinicians on female-focused mental health research and treatment trends, while also disseminating educational information about mental health to more than a million women of all ages. Through this initiative, ADAA will reduce the stigma of mental illness, connect women to specialized treatment and foster dialogue between women's mental health researchers, clinicians, patients, and the public at large. Interested in learning more about how can become involved in this exciting new project? Please contact Lise Bram.
We are excited to announce a new feature now available on the ADAA website. Every page can now be translated into a wide variety of languages. At the top right of every page and in the footer of every page, there is a button where visitors can select the language they would like to view/read the page. As ADAA's website receives more than 20 million visitors every year from around the world, we are confident that this will be a much used and very popular added feature.
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!
2018 Conference Submissions Update
Thanks to the 2018 Conference Committee, led by Sanjay Mathew and Carmela Alcantara, for meeting earlier this month and reviewing final scores for a record number of conference submissions. Acceptances to the program were generated on Friday, Oct. 13, and due to the number of excellent proposals the decisions were difficult. Thanks to all who submitted and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Look for the online program in November!
2018 Conference Research Posters — Submission Deadline is Nov. 1
Poster sessions are lively, engaging sessions promoting the exchange of new research findings in a visual format. More than 300 presenters discuss their findings with colleagues in two posters sessions. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with researchers, to ask questions, discuss findings and share information.
The submission deadline for research posters is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Submit your poster abstracts on anxiety and depression, including generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and related disorders in adults and children.
Check out the ADAA poster guideline page for general information.
Members in the News
October 12, 2017 Combination Therapy Best Option for Severe Pediatric Anxiety, Medscape, Eli Lebowitz, PhD
October 12, 2017 We Asked Trauma Therapists How to Deal with Triggering News Headlines About Sexual Assault, Self, Simon Rego, PsyD
October 11, 2017 Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety?, The New York Times, Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD; Stephanie Eken, MD; Stephen Whiteside, PhD
October 10, 2017 Stress Can Blind You to Danger, U.S. News & World Report, Candace Raio, PhD
October 2017, "Potential, Not Pathology" podcast, Dr. Reid Wilson
October 6, 2017, Can a Depression Nap Actually Improve Your Mood?, Health.com, Simon Rego, PsyD
October 3, 2017, For Children with Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best, National Public Radio, Eli Lebowitz, PhD and Jeffrey Strawn, MD
October 3, 2017, Moving Just One Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk, HealthDay News, Simon Rego, PsyD
October 2017 What is Anxiety?, Anxiety.org, Tanja Jovanovic, PhD, Consulting Editor, Abigail Powers Lott, PhD, Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD, Jennifer Stevens, PhD, Sanne van Rooij, PhD, Sierra Carter, PhD, Jessica Maples Keller, PhD, Yvonne Ogbonmwan, PhD, Anaïs Stenson, PhD
ADAA Launches New Membership Portal
We're live! ADAA is excited to announce the launch of our new Membership Portal. As part of ADAA's ongoing efforts to ensure the best member user experience possible, we have created a new platform that provides members with better access to their information, to their colleagues and to all of ADAA's membership benefits. Finding what you need and navigating the platform is much easier and more user friendly. If you haven't logged in yet, please check your inbox for an email from ADAA with your new login instructions. Or click here to sign up, use your primary email and click "forgot password" to receive your updated password. Questions? Please contact Lisa Patterson. We look forward to adding even more new features to the platform. Stay tuned!
Enhancing ADAA's Spanish Language Resources
ADAA Launches New Spanish-Language Peer-to-Peer Online Anxiety and Depression Support Group
As ADAA continues to enhance its Spanish language resources (click here to visit ADAA's Recursos en Espanol website page), we are delighted to announce the launch of our newest online community: "Apoyo para Ansiedad y Depresion." This community joins our English language community (now with more than 9,000 subscribers) in offering a free, friendly, safe and supportive place for Spanish speaking individuals and their families to share information and experiences. Members can connect with other people experiencing anxiety and depression and related disorders, contribute to ongoing conversations or start their own conversation with a question or a post about your journey. Many thanks to our volunteer community ambassadors: Natalie Arbid, Bryan Balvaneda, Pamela Castillo Huerta and Soo Jeong Young. We're excited to share updates about the community in future issues.
ADAA Seeks Spanish-Speaking Volunteers
As part of ADAA's focus to enhance our Spanish language free consumer offerings, we are seeking Spanish-speaking member experts to volunteer to develop and host 30-minute to one-hour free webinars on an array of topics including (but not limited to):
If you are interested in hosting a webinar, please contact Lise Bram, Director, Marketing and Communications.
- children and anxiety
- depression in young adults
- women and depression and anxiety
- how to discuss feelings with friends and family
- how to deal with grief and loss
- how to work with school staff to help your child with anxiety
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Tomorrow! October 18, 2017 Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry on Management of Treatment Resistant Depression
Women's Mental Health
Timely Topic Webinar Series
Coming November 30, 2017 Promoting Positive Adaptation in Youth Exposed to Disasters: The Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program.
Learn more about all upcoming webinars and register today!
Missed a recent live webinar? Not to worry. ADAA offers our members and the professional community at large the opportunity to watch all webinars and receive CEs. View our recorded webinar listing.
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.
Affordable Therapy Project — Thero.org
Pro-Bono Services for the Survivors of the Las Vegas Attack
ADAA is collaborating with Thero.org's Affordable Therapy Project to coordinate a therapeutic response for survivors of the Las Vegas Attack. The project is a collaboration between Thero.org, ADAA, Nevada Psychological Association (NPA), and the PRACTICE at University of Nevada Las Vegas. ADAA is calling on psychologists, therapists, counselors and psychiatrists to offer pro-bono sessions for survivors of the attack. Licensed providers can offer services by signing up and adding a listing to the directory. Simply include "Survivors of Las Vegas Attack" in the pro bono section when adding your listing. For more information, click here or email Thero.org's Outreach Director Michael Fink.
The theme for the meeting is "Bipolar Disorders: Creating Global Innovations," and the congress will once again serve as the hub for a plurality of fresh perspectives and emerging data from leading researchers and clinicians working in diverse settings around the world.
We invite you to partner with us in what will surely be a stimulating, informative and rewarding collaboration in this "meeting of the minds" from around the globe.
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Psilocybin, the main ingredient in "magic mushrooms," may soothe symptoms of depression, according to a very preliminary study. The research had a small sample size — only 20 patients — and no control group who got a placebo for comparison's sake. That makes it hard to draw firm conclusions about if or how well the hallucinogenic compound really works at fighting depression.
People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting box — in this case, bright white light — with exposures increasing from 15 minutes per day to a full hour over a period of weeks.
Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 18.1 percent of U.S. adults and 25.1 percent of adolescents age 13 to 18 each year. Between 2005 and 2015, there was a 14.8 pecent increase in the burden of disease among these individuals, as measured by years lived with disability.
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Implementation of a psychosocial intervention program that encouraged identification of barriers to adherence before creating a personal adherence strategy was shown to improve adherence to pharmacotherapy in older adults initiated on antidepressants, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
The New York Times
The disintegration of Jake's life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school's cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the likable, hard-working oldest sibling in a suburban North Carolina family — was the kind of teenager who handled things.
Military personnel are significantly more likely to disclose post-traumatic stress symptoms while being interviewed by a virtual human compared to when they are taking a computer survey, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
National Public Radio
When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was – "Go for a float!" A float? Yes — spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. "The heavy salt concentration does the work for you," my friend told me. "You just lie there and meditate."
Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that's how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood and was close with her parents. Like most 16-year-olds at her Connecticut high school, Nina spent much of her free time on her smartphone. But unlike many of her classmates, she was never "targeted" on social media.
The Washington Post
Just over a month after revealing she would be seeking "professional help" to deal with unspecified off-ice issues, U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold opened up about some of the details. "I am currently in treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder," the 22-year-old who helped Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi said in a statement recently.
Childhood can be difficult to negotiate at the best of times. And it's a particular challenge for kids who have mental health issues of their own, or a relative with a mental illness. The truth about parenting with a mental illness According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in 10 young people has a mental health problem, and 82 pecent of headteachers have reported an increase in issues like anxiety and panic attacks.
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