Welcome to ADAA

Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. With more than 1,800 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more) ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research. More than 38 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


 

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

ADAA members Karmel Choi, PhD and Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD are featured in this article on how 3 hours of exercise weekly may lower your risk for depression. 
“This is very different from an addiction where a person will continue to use at great personal cost and despite many painful consequences to their health and relationships," says ADAA member Caroline DuPont, MD in this article on antidepressant withdrawal.
Do you worry that you may have or could acquire a serious medical illness? Do you constantly research disease symptoms on line? Do illnesses like cancer, heart attack, and multiple sclerosis scare you? If so, join ADAA board member Ken Goodman, LCSW, as he explains what health anxiety is and how you can overcome it. This live webinar on Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 pm EST will include a former health anxiety sufferer and will offer a Q&A opportunity.
ADAA member Dr. Lynne S. Gots writes..."In the past few weeks, two people have contacted me seeking help for “real-Ilife OCD.” I had never heard the term before, which is surprising because I am an OCD specialist. I spend roughly 75-80% of my clinical hours working with people who have OCD. I teach a course on OCD to psychiatry residents. I attend anxiety and OCD conferences every year and keep up with the latest research and treatment. So why didn’t I know about this disorder?"