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 38,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


ADAA News, Members in the Media and More...

..."You might think that psychotherapy would be the same because it is typically done in an office, but luckily our line of work is well-suited to moving online when needed. Since the coronavirus shutdowns became more widespread in the last few weeks, therapists and mental health practitioners have made a remarkable and rapid industry-wide shift to providing teletherapy services online via videochat rather than meeting in person..." ADAA member Michael Stein, PsyD provides helpful information about teletherapy options during the COVID-19 outbreak.
..."Now is certainly a time of stress for many people. In addition to health issues, people are stressed about losing employment or being over-worked. They are also concerned about having basic supplies to meet their needs. Anxiety about finances and resource availability can lead to hoarding behaviors..."ADAA member Melanie VanDyke, PhD and co-authors Sandra Carusa, PhD, & Tara Warren, PharmD Candidate share insights into issues around hoarding during the coronavirus outbreak. 
..."During this time of national crisis, we must manage two things simultaneously: 1) Protect ourselves from the Coronavirus, and 2) Protect ourselves from anxiety. If your anxiety, fear, and worry has been overwhelming, put these ten strategies into practice..." ADAA board member Ken Goodman, LCSW shares helpful strategies to help reduce coronavirus anxiety.
ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP share helpful tips and strategies to manage coronavirus anxiety and stress for families.