Welcome to ADAA

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization (with more than 1,800 professional mental health members) and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.  More than 38 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...

"Our field is unique in the opportunities it provides to engage in all sorts of activities: research, clinical work, teaching, influencing policy. You can do it all in one lifetime," says ADAA member Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD in this article on suicide prevention.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that has gained popularity in recent years. Here are some frequently asked questions about CBD answered by two mental health professionals who are working in this area.
“We’re no longer a culture in which we take care of each other," says ADAA member Ruth Lippin, LCSW in this Real World Health Care article.
ADAA member Martin Anthony, PhD is quoted in this article examining how helpful weighted blankets are in relieving anxiety and insomonia. ..“There is no research supporting use of weighted blankets on anxiety, so the answer is, we don’t know,” says Martin Antony, professor of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto and author of "The Anti-Anxiety Workbook." “Anecdotal evidence says it helps, but that’s not all that useful for recommending this as a treatment.”...