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...

“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. 
"I have lived with anxiety throughout my life and it has been something that has impacted me on and off the field." DJ Chark Jr. from the Jacksonville Jaguars supports ADAA for #MyCauseMyCleats! 
Hosted by ADAA member Dr. Jenny Yip, this webinar reviews the challenges of disconnecting in today’s digitized world, reviews the consequences of digital addiction, and offers tips and tools for parents to help their kids detox digitally in order to minimize the effects of digital separation anxiety.   
ADAA Board member and CMO Dr. Charles Nemeroff (Chair,the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas at Austin.) told those who attended the UT Health San Antonio Brain Health Symposium on Mood Disorders that all people are born with a genetic blueprint that includes gene variants that put them at risk for certain health problems if the environment is right.