Welcome to ADAA

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization (with more than 1,800 professional mental health members) and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.  More than 30 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually to find current treatment and research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


 

ADAA News, Members in the Media and More...

"In many situations in life, having some anxiety is helpful. Some anxiety, with its accompanying adrenaline, is energizing. It heightens our awareness and motivation. Too little anxiety-- we’re just blah. Too much-- we’re in fight, flight, or freeze mode." ADAA member Stephanie Kriesberg, PsyD authors this blog post on tips to manage anxiety. 
"Fighting anxious thought brings on more anxious thoughts, and pretty quickly anxiety is all you're thinking about ... It is beneficial to notice that you had an anxious thought without engaging it..." says ADAA member Helen Odessky, PsyD in this Bustle article. 
ADAA member Dylan Gee, PhD authors this article on anxiety and the teen brain.
..."Less is discussed, however, about the stress of such events on the rest of the society. That includes those who survived the shooting, those who were in the vicinity, including the first responders, those who lost someone in the shooting, and those who hear about it via the media..." ADAA member Dr. Arash Javanbakht authors this article on mass shootings and the larger social consequences.