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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 22 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!

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Three Simple Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress:  1. Allow values vs "shoulds" to guide your behaviors. Show up for events and tasks that are important to you, not because they are expections others or you have put upon yourself.  2. Slow down. Life is short and by scurrying around to complete checklist tasks, you are simply a mouse in a wheel. Instead be mindful of each moment and find one thing you can appreciate about the moment you are in. 
I’ve been overwhelmed by anxiety for as long as I can remember. I thought it was the normal way to be! I’d be stuck in traffic, and these irritating voices would take my brain hostage “Did you leave the coffee on? The house will catch on fire, the neighbors will burn!”
ADAA president Karen Cassiday, PhD, shares her insights on why anxiety is particularly difficult for women. 
Valerie Hoover, PhD hosts this new webinar that provides an overview of heart disease and discusses the latest research findings on the links between depression and heart disease. The webinar also discusses what individuals can do now to reduce their overall cardiac risk. Dr. Hoover is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Instructor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, School of Medicine. Dr. Hoover specializes in working with patients on issues like depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and life stress that impact cardiac health. She also works with patients on changing habits around food, exercise, and sleep to better manage cardiac risk.