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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...

Let’s face it.  The holidays can be stressful for anyone with all of the expectations for joy, gift giving and getting together with family, friends and co-workers.  When you are prone to worry, social anxiety or depression, however, the pressure can feel doubled because you feel out of sync with all the expectations that apply pressure to your vulnerable spots.  Here is some advice that could help you to feel better prepared to avoid the pitfalls of the holiday pressure to be something that you are not...ADAA Past President Karen Cassiday, PhD shares tips and strategies to help you "de-stress" during the holiday season if you are social anxious or depressed.
Makes a great holiday gift for you or a loved one! Check out self-help books written by ADAA members on a variety of anxiety disorder and depression topics. Purchases through Amazon benefit ADAA!    
ADAA member Sally Winston, PsyD is featured in The OCD Stories podcast on compulsive checking and reassurance seeking. 
“If there’s something that’s always interested you, that you haven’t taken the time to pursue—whether its traveling, mountain biking, cooking, or education—find others who are passionate about those things, and do it,” says ADAA member Nina Rifkind, MSW, LCSW in this Oprah Magazine article.