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 11 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually (and click on more than 19,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


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In 2014, I was diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder.  Although I received the diagnosis when I was twenty-seven, it was something I always struggled with.  In my book, Conquering Mountains, I share the experiences I have had that led to this diagnosis.
“XIETY,” a short independent, was inspired Director Carlos Torres own journey with generalized anxiety. Torres shares his story and film with ADAA, knowing he "needed to make something of [his] experience with anxiety. [Hoping that] if someone out there finds this film useful to their life, XIETY has served its purpose as an educational tool."
ADAA President Luana Marques, PhD joins the cast of Good Morning America to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation to aide with the mental health impacts of COVID-19 isolation. Watch the video here.
ADAA member Michael Stein, PsyD shares expert tips to understand why someone has OCD. "...My OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) clients often ask me at some point early in therapy, "Why do I have OCD? Why is this happening to me?" While many environmental factors can play a role and a predisposition to OCD is certainly hereditary, the ultimate answer to this question is quite simple..."