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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.  More than 25 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...

ADAA member Stephanie Dowd, PsyD, is mentioned in this article about Kendall Jenner and her anxiety.
ADAA Board Member Charles Nemeroff, Miller School of Medicine professor /chairman in the Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, is quoted in this article on how the university is helping students cope with the trauma of the Parkland School shooting.
It all started while driving to Virginia for my Uncle's 50th birthday party. I never made it there. I was on I-83 and had a full blown panic attack on 8/23/14.  Of course, I didn't know what it was.  I just kept saying to myself, "I don't feel right, I don't feel right."
It was the summer of 2012, just two days after Nick was gone again, that I made a hotline call. I couldn’t see the value in waiting for tomorrow. My call rolled to the voicemail of a nurse practitioner at the VA. Now I was pissed off. I left a voicemail and the following day I sat with a wonderful psychiatrist who helped me manage my overwhelming grief. I was diagnosed with clinical depression at 49 years old.