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||Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients - Live Webinar
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|ADAA Professional Education
ADAA offers a variety of live and recorded webinars for mental health professionals. Many ADAA professional webinars offer CE/CME and AWSB credits – right now there are 15 webinars eligible for CE/CME credit, with more added each month! Sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out on these educational opportunities.
LIVE WEBINAR! Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Read more about this webinar here.
Next Up! Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Pitfalls
Presented by Scott Waltman, PsyD, ABPP
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Read more about this webinar.
NEW- Just Recorded! CE/CME Eligible ON DEMAND RECORDINGS - NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
Check out all CE/CME eligible on demand webinars.
ON DEMAND RECORDINGS WITHOUT CE/CME CREDITS – NEW RECORDINGS COMING SOON!
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).
|ADAA Stands Against Racism
Dear ADAA Community,
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) mission is more critical than ever. Since ADAA’s founding 40 years ago, we have been committed to ensuring that everyone who struggles with an anxiety disorder, depression or PTSD can obtain the resources they need to live healthier and more productive lives.
Over the last few months, we have seen that many of our poorest neighborhoods and communities of color have suffered disproportionately from the spread of COVID-19. Many of these same marginalized communities are also grappling with economic uncertainty, and now with the recent killing of George Floyd following so many other killings of African Americans, with increased mental health issues. ADAA’s mental health experts understand that exposure to these pervasive racial traumas and stressors are detrimental to one’s mental health. We also know that many people of color who suffer from mental health issues also experience less access to care and services.
Read the full statement here.
Recent Mental Health Resources for African Americans
Click here for additional mental health resources for African Americans.
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 by Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
- Protests, Racism and Our Children: Helping Kids Cope by Michelle Witkin, PhD
- Addressing Systemic Racism in Action: Understanding the Mental Health Professionals’ Tools for Change by Kimberyle Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD
- How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees, June 10, 2020, HBR.org, Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
Visit ADAA’s resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies for coping with heightened anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 outbreak from our ADAA members. Please share this resource with your colleagues and with your clients.
Recent Member Webinars
Recent Member Blog Posts
Recent Member News
- Managing Anxiety in Turbulent Times, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Ken Goodman, LCSW, and David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
- Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions During COVID-19, ADAA Video - ADAA member Bethany Teachman, PhD
If you have blogs, webinars, podcasts, or other media articles you would like ADAA to include on our resource page, please email Lise Bram.
- What We Can Learn About Trauma, from Experts & Survivors, HealthCentral, Sheila Rauch, Phd
- 5 ways to manage anxiety as Georgia continues to reopen, AJC.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
- How Much of this will our Kids Actually Remember?, HuffPost.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
- These are challenging times — here’s how to get free mental health assistance, CNBC.com, Luana Marques, PhD
- Why You’re Freaking Out About Your Teeth: In the stress of a pandemic, minor ailments suddenly seem terrifying, Forge.Medium.com, Ken Goodman, LCSW
ADAA Members Offer New Framework for Mental Health Response to COVID-19
The Phased Approach to COVID-19 Mental Health Response (PAC) is a framework for COVID-19 mental health response developed by ADAA members Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Naomi Simon, MD, MSc, and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP to aid in responding to and planning for mental health impacts of the current pandemic. Read more.
Don’t miss the two-part free webinar series specifically examining mental health of the frontlines:
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 (Part 1)
ADAA’s 2-Part Special Series: Mental Health on the Frontlines of COVID-19 – A Phased Approach for Support (Part 2)
The Unapologetic Guide for Black Mental Health for
New Harbinger Publications
from is an exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress and undo years of marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.
Enter for your chance to win a free copy.
We encourage all of our new members to join the new ADAA online member community, SocialLink, today to start connecting!
Arash Javanbkht, MD
“I was introduced to ADAA through my mentor Dr James Abelson, a longtime member, during my residency. The reason was my passion for research and also clinical work in anxiety and trauma.”
I love the friendly environment and seeing the same nice faces each year. Also, the balanced combination of basic science and clinical research, and clinical expertise. As a clinician researcher, there are not a lot of venues where I could get such exposure to both my clinical and basic science research passions.”
I love the ADAA annual meetings and very much look forward to them for the above reasons. I have met brilliant researchers and clinicians at ADAA and some have turned to great clinical and research collaborators, and good friends. I also check the website and webinars. Also, as I write for the media a lot, ADAA has kindly been sharing my work with those interested.” Read more…
New ADAA Member Blog Posts and Webinars - Please Share With Your Communities
- Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 (public blog post) by Mbemba Jabbi, PhD and Kathariya Mokrue, PhD
- Protests, Racism and Our Children: Helping Kids Cope (public blog post) by Michelle Witkin, PhD
- Coping with Grief During the Pandemic (public blog post) by Natalia Skritskaya, PhD and M. Katherine Shear, MD
- Managing Anxiety in Turbulent Times (public webinar) featuring Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA,
Ken Goodman, LCSW, and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
- Addressing Systemic Racism in Action: Understanding the Mental Health Professionals’ Tools for Change (professional blog post) by Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD
ADAA Member News and Publications
New Publication! Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors: Learn How to Think and Intervene Like a Cognitive Behavior Therapist (Clinical Topics in Psychology and Psychiatry)
by Scott H. Waltman (Author), R. Trent Codd III (Author), Lynn M. McFarr (Author), Bret A. Moore (Author), Rutledge Publishing, 2020
New ADAA Professional Publications Webpage
ADAA has a new webpage dedicated to new publications from our members with a more professional focus. If you have a book intended for clinicians or highlighting new research, let us know.
Have you published a new book for the public Link to public page? Please let us know.
ADAA is also interested in highlighting our members' research. Please send us your recent research news for us to post and share.
Member Video: SocialLink Tutorial
SocialLink is ADAA’s member only online community – your place to connect, chat, and learn. Getting involved on SocialLink is easy and allows you to expand your ADAA network and learn about up-coming events and new research or treatment information. If you’re not quite sure how to make the most of SocialLink, watch the short video tutorial to learn about all the helpful features available! Have questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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).
July 2020 Neuro-transcriptomic signatures for mood disorder morbidity and suicide mortality, Journal of Psychiatric Research Volume 127, Pages 62-74, (ADAA member) Mbemba Jabbi, Dhivya Arasappane, Simon B.Eickhofff, (ADAA member) Stephen M.Strakowski (ADAA president-elect and CMO) Charles B.Nemeroff, Hans A.Hofmann
6/12/2020 What We Can Learn About Trauma, from Experts & Survivors, HealthCentral, Sheila Rauch, Phd
06/10/2020 5 ways to manage anxiety as Georgia continues to reopen, AJC.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
06/10/2020 How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees, HBR.org, Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD
06/10/2020 FDA data shows numerous drugs in shortage, including a leading antidepressant, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD
06/10/2020 Dr. Luana Marques - 'Mental Health for All' - WCBS880NewsRadio.com, Luana Marques, PhD
06/09/2020 Why You’re Freaking Out About Your Teeth: In the stress of a pandemic, minor ailments suddenly seem terrifying, Forge.Medium.com, Ken Goodman, LCSW
06/08/2020 Household Help: Tips for combatting stress and anxiety during pandemic, NAYS.org, Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
06/07/2020 These are challenging times — here’s how to get free mental health assistance, CNBC.com, Luana Marques, PhD
06/04/2020 D-Cycloserine for Social Anxiety: Does Timing Matter?, Medscape.com, Stefan Hofmann, PhD and Beth Salcedo, MD
06/04/2020 How to Help Someone Living with Depression, ArchitecturalDigest.com, Richa Bhatia, MD
06/03/2020 How does ketamine work as an antidepressant? It’s complicated., Livescience.com, Alan Schatzberg, MD
06/03/2020 Spending lockdown alone & curled up in bed? Isolation, overeating & exhaustion could be signs of depression, EconomicTimes.com, Luana Marques, PhD and Craig Sawchuck, PhD
06/03/2020 If You’re Waking Up With Anxiety, You’re Not Alone, Glamour.com, David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
06/02/2020 Millennial Money: Unexpected perks of scaling back spending, APnews. com, Kevin Champman, PhD
06/02/2020 These methods from psychiatry can help you beat stress during the coronavirus pandemic, Nature.com, Luana Marques, PhD
05/29/2020 7 Signs Your Child Should See a Therapist, According to Child Psychologists, Parents.com, Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
05/29/2020 The Mental Health Toll from the Coronavirus Could Rival that of the Disease Itself, Newsweek.com, Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD
05/29/2020 Not ready for society to reopen? Fight re-entry anxiety with these expert tips, Today.com, Kevin Chapman, PhD
05/28/2020 6 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental-Wellbeing Amid the Pandemic, ThriveGlobal.com, Mary Alvord, PhD
05/27/2020 Why do we feel uneasy about a ‘new normal’?, BBC.com, Karen Cassiday, PhD and David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
05/25/2020 Americans are gobbling anti-anxiety meds due to coronavirus, Reportdoor.com, Beth Salcedo, MD
Personal Stories of Triumph
ADAA regularly shares stories of how our public community is Triumphing Over Anxiety and breaking the stigma of mental illness.
Recently, Rebecca G. Feinberg shared this poem:
“I’m fine; leave me alone” he says as I find myself, yet again, prodding, nagging, trying to help
The words hit me
Not just in our own dance of push and pull
But also, in that of another anxiety-ridden parent-child relationship, this one where I am the child.
To read Rebecca’s entire poem, or to see more Personal Stories of Triumph, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE FOR ADAA 2021
ADAA is happy to announce #ADAA2021 – Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice – will be held in March 18-21, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plan now to join your colleagues for four days of cutting-edge conference sessions, special events, and unique networking opportunities. The submissions portal will open in the late summer with registration opening soon after.
Visit ADAA’s conference webpage for more information as it becomes available and to sign-up for conference updates.
ADAA Celebrates 40 Years
ADAA is proud to be celebrating 40 years of providing a professional home for our multidisciplinary membership and working collaboratively to help the millions of people who struggle every day with anxiety disorders and/or depression find help and hope. We stand strong and committed to continuing to provide free cutting-edge evidence-based treatment and research information to the global public community.
To learn more about ADAA’s first 40 years, please visit our dedicated webpage.
|Depression and Anxiety Journal News
Volume 38, Issue 5
FOCUS ON: EXPLORING EXPOSURE‐BASED AND OTHER TREATMENTS
Mental health participation in the fight against the COVID‐19 pandemic
Murray Stein, MD, MPH – Editor-in-Chief. Meet the editorial board.
At the time of this writing in mid‐April 2020, the COVID‐19 pandemic continues to ravage the world and take its toll on the health and welfare of millions of infected individuals, and billions of others—family members, friends, healthcare workers, unemployed individuals, and the rest of us reading the news and watching from the sidelines. Many mental health professionals have taken on central roles in the response to this crisis, some planning how to care for hospitalized seriously mentally ill patients, (Druss, 2020) some working on consultation‐liaison services which have assumed critical psychological health and well‐being functions for patients and their families, (Arango, 2020) and others manning the front lines of Emergency Department psychiatric services. Read more…
Home‐based delivery of variable length prolonged exposure therapy: A comparison of clinical efficacy between service modalities
Leslie A. Morland, Margaret‐Anne Mackintosh, Lisa H. Glassman, Stephanie Y. Wells, Steven R. Thorp, Sheila A. M. Rauch (ADAA Board Member), Phillippe B. Cunningham, Peter W. Tuerk, Kathleen M. Grubbs, Shahrokh Golshan, Min Ji Sohn, Ron Acierno
Evidence‐based psychotherapy trends among posttraumatic stress disorder patients in a national healthcare system, 2001–2014
Shira Maguen PhD, Nicholas Holder PhD, Erin Madden MPH, Yongmei Li PhD, Karen H. Seal MD, Thomas C. Neylan MD, Callan Lujan MA, Olga V. Patterson PhD, Scott L. DuVall PhD, Brian Shiner MD
Increased activation of the fear neurocircuitry in children exposed to violence
Sanne J. H. van Rooij (ADAA 2020 Donald F. Klein First-Place Awardee and ADAA Member), Ryan D. Smith, Anaïs F. Stenson, Timothy D. Ely, Xinyi Yang, Nim Tottenham, Jennifer S. Stevens (ADAA Member), Tanja Jovanovic (ADAA Board 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 Center for Anxiety introduces a 2-week intensive outpatient Virtual IOP Program
The Center for Anxiety introduces a new two-week virtual intensive outpatient program, which provides daily DBT group-based sessions Monday-Friday from 10:30am-12:00pm, plus case management (via Telehealth). Separate groups are available for teens (ages 13-17) and adults. The program runs on a recurring two-week cycle, allowing patients to join on any Monday they choose. Group sessions focus on the acquisition of mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills. Patients must concurrently receive individual psychotherapy while participating, either within our program or with another practice/therapist. They are happy to collaborate with outside clinicians to provide additional structure to patients who need a higher level of care.
The program is licensed to provide services to patients in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, and Wisconsin. Patients from other locales are encouraged to call their office to explore their options.
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
The American Psychological Foundation has several award and scholarship opportunities – with deadlines approaching in mid-June and over the summer. Specifically:
Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships: $5,000
Due July 1, 2020
APF’s only undergraduate program. The Brehm Undergraduate Scholarship Program will
provide assistance to students majoring in psychology with demonstrated financial need.
International students and students who are undocumented are welcome to apply.
APF Graduate Student Scholarships/ ‘COGDOP’: $5,000
Due: June 30, 2020
$2,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.
Marian R. Stuart Grant: $20,000
Due: July 1, 2020
Up to $20,000 to further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on
the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to
Apply online for all programs here. Questions? Email APF’s program coordinator, Julia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hogg Foundation Awards $60,000 To Dell Medical School to Support Health Care Workers
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is excited to announce that it has awarded a one-time grant of $60,000 to Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin to support the school’s psychiatric first aid program for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the greater Austin area.
Research from both the COVID-19 outbreak and from Toronto after the 2003 SARS epidemic found that frontline health care workers experience burnout, post-traumatic stress, severe depression and anxiety that lingers long after the crisis has passed. Experts anticipate a second pandemic of poor mental health resulting from COVID-19 stresses. Read more…
CAAPS Survey on Publishing During COVID-19
The Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science (CAAPS) conducted a survey of early career professionals (ECPs) to assess interest in an initiative to identify existing datasets that early career professionals could use to keep publishing while other projects are delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also included an open-ended item asking about other resources that would be useful. The survey was distributed via listservs to groups that work with or include members that are clinical psychology (and related disciplines) ECPs.
Form to enter studies
Spreadsheet to view entries
|Additional Ways to Support ADAA
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Wondering How to Help During the Pandemic? You Can Support ADAA While You Shop!
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| || RESEARCH AND PRACTICE NEWS|
The Washington Post
Americans were already struggling with historic levels of mental health problems amid the coronavirus pandemic. Then came the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police.
Within a week, anxiety and depression among African Americans shot to higher rates than experienced by any other racial or ethnic group, with 41 percent screening positive for at least one of those symptoms, data from the Census Bureau shows.
U.S. News & World Report
At the peak of the pandemic in New York, where the crisis hit the hardest, the surge of patients and fatalities in area hospitals was unrelenting. In the heat of the battle, warriors – whether military or medical – must keep up the fight; they internalize their mission and stay focused on fulfilling it. But afterwards, when the mind has time to relive the ordeal, the heaviest emotional toll hits. Across the U.S., a significant percentage of hospital-based healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients will have traumatic memories, nightmares and insomnia – all indicators of PTSD. Many already are experiencing these symptoms.
Americans freaked out by the coronavirus crisis are increasingly turning to prescription drugs to calm their nerves, according to a report.
Health-research firm IQVIA found that prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs spiked 10.2 percent in March, to 9.7 million, compared with 8.8 million during the same month last year, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Meanwhile, prescriptions for antidepressants rose 9.2 percent, from 27.2 million to 29.7 million, from March 2019 to March 2020.
Tom Insel has watched the nation grapple with plenty of psychologically challenging situations over his long career in the field of mental health. The psychiatrist became director of the National Institute of Mental Health in the months following 9/11, when Americans were traumatized over the twin tower attacks. He watched residents of Louisiana and Mississippi dig out from the waterlogged rubble of Hurricane Katrina. He's seen mass shootings in Tucson, Fort Hood and Newtown. But nothing in Insel's experience has tested the nation's psychological resilience like COVID-19, which has millions of Americans living in fear of contracting a deadly new disease, hunkering down in involuntary confinement, contemplating rising unemployment and the prospect of a worldwide economic collapse, cut off and worried about loved ones, besieged by a parade of bad news and tormented by boredom, fear and loneliness.
As millions of people around the world are protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety as a result.
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored,” Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness said in a statement May 29.
And a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control confirms what many people have felt throughout the COVID-19 crisis: the pandemic is affecting our mental health in significant ways. “We need to get ahead of flattening the mental health needs curve,” Luana Marques, clinical psychologist and associate professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, tells CNBC Make It.
While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.
The anesthetic ketamine shows promise as a rapid treatment for difficult-to-treat depression, but scientists don't know exactly how it works.
Now, a small study hints that, among other effects, ketamine may activate a specific receptor in the brain that interacts with serotonin, a brain chemical implicated in many mood disorders. One caveat: The study included just 30 individuals.
Suicidal behaviors are strongly linked with mood disorders, but the specific neurobiological and functional gene-expression correlates for this linkage remain elusive. Researchers performed neuroimaging-guided RNA-sequencing in two studies to test the hypothesis that imaging-localized gray matter volume loss in mood disorders, harbors gene-expression changes associated with disease morbidity and related suicide mortality in an independent postmortem cohort.
D-cycloserine, an antibiotic that has traditionally been used to treat tuberculosis, appears to augment exposure therapy for social anxiety disorder regardless of whether it's administered before or after a session, new research suggests.
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